Rocking around the Clock in Rockingham

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Where: Connaught, County Roscommon, Ireland

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Clearly the golfer gave up trying to play his way out of that situation, and brought in the photographer to record the scene so he could shut the naysayers up in the bar in future!
The Golf House in Rockingham, Co. Roscommon looks very neat and tidy, apart from the clubs and balls on the floor, but would not accommodate much more than a foursome?

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865-1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_07333

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    Foxglove

    • 20/May/2021 07:54:03

    one bag of clubs was on the 13th for too long, it's 11:30 !

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/May/2021 08:15:14

    www.boyletoday.com/rockingham-golf-house/ suggests a fancy hilltop crenellated construction. Ah, that is a Lawrence shot, L_CAB_07850 in the archive.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/May/2021 08:20:03

    "Still extant and beautifully maintained" per this facebook link.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 20/May/2021 08:26:13

    🕦 Fore o'clock ?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/May/2021 08:27:29

    Carty's Castle at the NIAH. This former hunting lodge and later golf house Unnamed on the OSI 25" map

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 20/May/2021 08:50:11

    We were previously at Rockinham in 1903 (nearby catalogue number too) ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/9522813480/

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 20/May/2021 08:55:20

    And the doggies were 1903 too (in between the two catalogue numbers) ... https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/12098668645/

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/May/2021 09:10:09

    Rear view in Streetview.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 20/May/2021 09:43:24

    Via Trove from 1904 -

    Royal Residence In Ireland. A despatch from Boyle on Friday, May 20, says: Rockingham House, the country seat of his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, has been inspected during the week by W. Foster, of Ashley House, London, who, it is understood, has been sent to Ireland to report on the most eligible place available as a Royal residence for the King or the Prince of Wales. He expressed himself as being better pleased with Rockingham than any other places he had visited. Rockingham was formerly the seat of Colonel King-Harman, M.P., and is situated on Lough Key, in one of the most beautiful localities in Ireland next to Killarney.
    From - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/111307239

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/May/2021 09:59:24

    Francis Lemann's Original London Captain Biscuits

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 20/May/2021 10:06:03

    An early Selfie? Is that the photographer's reflection on the teapot? (Someone in a waistcoat and white shirt facing away towards the camera)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/May/2021 10:12:48

    The biscuit on Parry’s North Pole expedition came from Francis Lemann, a well-known bakery that supplied the Admiralty.

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    derangedlemur

    • 20/May/2021 10:14:38

    I'd have gone with caramelised rather than captain. Edit: No, the internet agrees that they are captain's biscuits.

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    derangedlemur

    • 20/May/2021 10:17:45

    W.F. MEREDITH & SON ~ MEREDITH & DREW William Meredith founded a bakery in 1830, with William Drew as his principal assistant. After a quarrel Drew set up a rival firm in High Street Shadwell: both prospered. In 1871 Henry Anthony Meredith left the partnership with William Frederick and George, then established at 58 Christian Street as steam biscuit makers. By 1890 these premises were inadequate, and the Shadwell firm too much for one man; so the founders' sons Frederick Meredith and Lear J. Drew put their quarrel aside and merged as Meredith & Drew (the agreement was endorsed in 1891, the order of their names decided by the toss of a coin). In 1892 they had an office at 181 Queen Victoria Street, and in 1896 they took on the business and premises of Francis Lemann at Field Place, St John's Street Clerkenwell and 28-29 St Swithuns Lane in the City, for £2500. They made crisps and biscuits, including one 'for cyclists' [right]. Goad's map of 1899 showed the Christian Street premises as stables, but with a series of bakers' ovens, across the road, between Christian and Brunswick Streets, in basements and under the street. www.stgitehistory.org.uk/media/stjohnsparish.html

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/May/2021 10:28:07

    A click on the tag says this is the first image in the nli photostream tagged with "Toby Jug" !

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/May/2021 10:30:53

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] The tins do seem to have those addresses, Field Place, St John's Street Clerkenwell and 28-29 St Swithuns Lane, but also a line below saying "Late of ..." some other address.

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    suckindeesel

    • 20/May/2021 10:37:25

    NIAH entry www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/31906... It seems to be all tea and biscuits, not like the modern 19th hole

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/May/2021 10:42:11

    The Rockingham estate was inherited by Edward Robert King-Harman (1838-1888) and then passed to his daughter, Lady Frances Isabella Anna King-Harman (died 8 October 1890). In the Census of 1901, it is recorded as a 52-room house with 30 windows to the front, held by the Court of Chancery. Only the servants were recorded on the census return. By the time of the Census of 1911, Rockingham House was the seat of Sir Thomas Stafford, Bart – the widowed husband of Frances King-Harman.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 20/May/2021 11:09:40

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! I can't find the tin, but - via https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8650532558/in/photostream/

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    John Spooner

    • 20/May/2021 11:54:28

    The golf house was featured in the property pages of the Irish Independent on Friday 10 September 1999. Guide price was £390,000. Among the snippets of information:

    - it was the first 14-hole golf course in Ireland (yes 14 - golf is not my thing but I'd hazard a guess than anything other than 9 or 18 holes is a bit of a rarity anyway) - "Accommodation includes an entrance hall with a stone floor, L-shaped sitting room with cast-iron fireplace and shuttered windows to the front and rear looking over the lake. " - 3 bedrooms with views of the lake. One of these has a timber-panelled bath fitted
    But the biggest selling point is surely this
    - "the property has been featured in the Lawrence Collection of photographs in the National Library"

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/May/2021 12:15:01

    so the other address is Late of 2 Threadneedle Street

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    Niall McAuley

    • 20/May/2021 13:54:23

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Even in supermegazoom, I don't see anything in the teapot. I see a strongly patterned china pot, with just a surface reflection of the light from a window.

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    Andy WXx2009

    • 20/May/2021 18:56:44

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    nintytwo

    • 21/May/2021 11:34:04

    I recall a book by Percy Blanford on 'Canoeing in Ireland' where he describes being in his canoe on Lough Key and was threatened by presumably the then owner of Rockingham with a shotgun for "trespassing on his lake" Ah the days of the gentry!