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Carlingford in County Louth just across the Carlingford Lough from ancient Ulster and modern Northern Ireland. Dominated by King John's Castle but replete with ancient buildings including a MINT where coinage was made under royal warrant. Once a strategic stronghold for the English right on the doorstep of the UíNeill and the Earls of Ulster it is now more a sailing, holiday and tourist attraction. In the sunshine one of the most beautiful places on the island and with lots of good hills nearby for walking!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_CAB_05610

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 22/Mar/2022 08:50:57

    'PEEL'

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 22/Mar/2022 09:14:06

    Googlesphere June 2016 - goo.gl/maps/YrNphvfYWV4jLxBS6

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    Wendy:

    • 22/Mar/2022 09:17:22

    good to see it without modern artefacts!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 22/Mar/2022 09:27:47

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Peel port is 50 nautical miles from Carlingford.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 22/Mar/2022 09:28:24

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! With modern artefacts in 2018, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/roystonvasey/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/roystonvasey/51007892773/

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 22/Mar/2022 09:32:06

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Sorry, was distracted by a banana smoothie. 'PEEL' is the name on the boat pointing at us (thanks megazoom). Can't quite read the name on the other boat seen from a different angle - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000328671 Edit - which also shows 'Peel' as 'PL187' which might be registered somewhere ...

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    RoystonVasey

    • 22/Mar/2022 09:35:05

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia That old ruin certainly scrubs up well....

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 22/Mar/2022 09:44:14

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/roystonvasey Love finding similar photos 100+ years apart. Thanks for taking yours.

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    suckindeesel

    • 22/Mar/2022 10:03:52

    on the 25” of 1907 arcg.is/1qKvPn0

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 22/Mar/2022 10:29:35

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I had seen the name, I was suggesting some connection to Peel in Scotland?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Mar/2022 10:35:00

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Or Peel on the Isle of Man, only 50 km away...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Mar/2022 10:36:52

    There is a long sequence of Carlingford shots in the catalogue. In L_CAB_05604 I see the the 1872 bridge over the (then) railway line.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Mar/2022 10:41:53

    L_CAB_05611 has the 1876 railway station.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 22/Mar/2022 11:00:55

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley isle of Man makes more sense.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Mar/2022 13:18:55

    L_CAB_05613 is after the sequence, it is in Sligo, so may not be reliable, but it includes an 1891 bank. L_CAB_05615 Sligo again has an 1899 monument.

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    suckindeesel

    • 22/Mar/2022 13:36:45

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Station building is still there, now the Tourist Office. Note the chimney pots, characteristic of that railway

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Mar/2022 14:23:40

    Boo! L_CAB_05616 below features a ship that sank in 1897, meaning that the Sligo sequence is not from one visit and not in date order. The Quays in Sligo

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    robinparkes

    • 22/Mar/2022 16:28:23

    I was there by train in 1950. We stayed in the Slieve Foy in the square at Carlingford. I know because my mother told me. I was 3 at the time. You're quite correct. It is on of the most beautiful of placed on the island. I took my mother back in 1977 and we met the wife of the proprietor. www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/27242126447/in/photoli...

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 22/Mar/2022 20:06:21

    There is a large pile of 'fresh' stone behind the far ship, seen better here - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000328671 . Were they about to build what is now the Civil Defence building? Not marked on the 1907 25" map. Seen with original castellated top - From - discovercarlingford.com/carlingford-history So, after 1907 at least ... ?

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    Aidrean S

    • 24/Mar/2022 12:08:55

    Carlingford Castle was built around 1190, most likely by the Norman baron Hugh de Lacy. By this time Hugh’s family had grown powerful enough to make King John of England uneasy. John forced them into rebellion and seized their property in 1210. He reputedly stayed in his new castle himself. It is still known as King John’s Castle.

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    RETRO STU

    • 01/Apr/2022 08:09:36

    A statute of Edward IV named Carlingford castle as a mint site, amongst others, for his coinage in Ireland, But it is likely no coins were ever minted there and none are known to exist either.