Anna Livia - transpires to be Navan

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Where: Leinster, Meath, Ireland

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The Liffey in Dublin the title says but where on the Liffey. I can think of a couple of places but the buildings are throwing me. It looks idyllic and is certainly above the weir at Islandbridge as none of the city bridges matches. What does it look like now?

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Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: between 1900-1939

NLI Ref: EAS_1725

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Jun/2021 08:25:24

    Not ringing any bells. I wonder if this is the Liffey at all? Hmmm, Celbridge, maybe?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 10/Jun/2021 09:45:19

    White water and a weir to the left? ie flowing right to left? And possibly the bridge is over a tributary?

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Jun/2021 10:05:37

    I've wandered up and down the Liffey on the 25"OSI map, and nothing struck me as particularly likely.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 10/Jun/2021 11:01:21

    An idea, which I can't prove: Navan, and the River Boyne. About here - www.google.com/maps/place/Navan,+Co.+Meath,+Ireland/@53.6... Because the next item in the catalogue numerically is this beautiful nearby canal bridge - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000557530 ( goo.gl/maps/ZzyTmzAQcevy1oSMA ) The 25" map looks promising. Or not ??

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 10/Jun/2021 11:11:09

    ?? catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319477 ?? Edit: NO! That is the other bridge in Navan.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Jun/2021 11:17:54

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] I think you're right (something about it reminded me of Navan too, but I couldn't get it to line up.) However, if you look at the third photo here it seems to match this bridge.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 10/Jun/2021 11:26:37

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet] That's it! Thank you! "Pollboy Bridge and Fox's old pub" From - www.navanhistory.ie/index.php?page=poolboy-bridge

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    sharon.corbet

    • 10/Jun/2021 11:32:20

    There's also a reverse view (note the tall tree) called The Meeting of the Waters at Navan.

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    suckindeesel

    • 10/Jun/2021 11:47:18

    "Buy a book in brown paper From Faber and Faber To see Annie Liffey trip, tumble and caper. Sevensinns in her singthings, Plurabelle on her prose Seashell ebb music wayriver she flows." - James Joyce

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Jun/2021 12:05:12

    Previously, on NavanVision: (not the same bridge) Three Boys in a Boat...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Jun/2021 14:33:00

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Very well done, excellent work, as always. Thanks, Mary

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    Rienk Mebius

    • 10/Jun/2021 15:51:49

    The country of Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker, spouse of Anna Livia.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Jun/2021 19:01:19

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/rienkmebius Very good!!

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    Rienk Mebius

    • 10/Jun/2021 21:10:52

    Other HCE varieties: House Condamned by Ediles, Here Commerces Enville, Howth Castle and Environs. But there are many of them throughout the text of Finnegans Wake. In the 'letter, carried of Shaun' (page 420) episode already two, as mensioned in the beginning of this comment.