Billy Byrne's Raleigh All Steel ... and his house

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Question? Can a Monkey Puzzle tree ride a bicycle? No, I didn't think so but it is making a decent effort anyway! Yet another strange and wonderful image from the Irish Tourism Association showing Billy Byrne's house in Co. Wicklow. Billy has his bicycle parked beside his Andes Pine aka Monkey Puzzle tree with one either side and two fine flower pots. Who was Billy Byrnes and why would a tourism body publicise his house and bicycle!
This Morning Mary is off on her holliers tomorrow morning early and so you will be left to the tender mercies of our reserves:-) Be good and be kind to her!

Photographer: Irish Tourism Association Photographer

Collection: Irish Tourism Association Photographic Collection

Date: 1943

NLI Ref: NPA ITA 1675 (Box VIII)

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 21/Sep/2022 07:52:20

    Flickr sometimes amazes - via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/14763764984/] William "Billy" Byrne of Ballymanus. 1775 - 1799 www.clanobyrne.com/billy-byrne-of-ballymanus.html

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 21/Sep/2022 07:56:20

    Ballymanus - Home of Billy Byrne of '98. Ballymanus House, in townland of Ballymanus + Parish of Annacurra, is owned by the Lynch family for nearly 53 years. Billy Byrne + his two brothers, Garret + Myles, fought during '98. Billy was hanged in Wicklow in 1799. Ballymanys House was taken over by the State. Other Byrnes lived in it later. Then the present owner's father bought it. There was a herd in it, + the Lynch family did not occupy it for about 7 years after buying it. There is a slab over the door which was put up in 1898. These are the words on the slab "Ins andtig seo a chomnuigh Liam Ó Broin ag a dtingadh Billí Ó Broin, Baile Manuis, a throid ar son na hÉireamh san eirige amach 1798. Do chrocadh i gCill Manntáin 1799. "A Dhia, Shaor Éire"" "In this house lived William Byrne, affectionately known as Billy Byrne of Ballymanus, who fought + died for Ireland, during Rebellion of 1798. He was tried + hanged in Wicklow gaol in 1799. God Save Ireland". From - www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/5044740/5035693/5142302

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    O Mac

    • 21/Sep/2022 08:04:53

    Ballymanus House maps.app.goo.gl/rUYVHnEB6ERcGo2Z6 RF was there pre Monkey Puzzle catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000321036

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 21/Sep/2022 08:09:18

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Looks like the monkey puzzles have pedalled off.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 21/Sep/2022 08:24:06

    NIAH lets us down today.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 21/Sep/2022 08:26:08

    House is marked but not named on the 6", 25" OSI maps.,

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 21/Sep/2022 08:30:19

    Flickr amazes again! In 2014 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/martinphillips/ The inscription is still over the door - https://www.flickr.com/photos/martinphillips/14575164606/

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    Niall McAuley

    • 21/Sep/2022 08:31:03

    A crowd of Lynchs in 1911 census.

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    O Mac

    • 21/Sep/2022 08:56:56

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ That Monkey Puzzle is a bit of a mystery.

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    suckindeesel

    • 21/Sep/2022 09:19:38

    . were surrounded between the forces of General Needham, Sir James Duff, and the Marquis of Huntley. This was the last considerable action in which the Wicklow and Wexford men were unitedly engaged. In the dispersion which followed, "Billy Byrne of Ballymanus," the hero of his county, paid the forfeit of his life; while his brother, Garrett, subsequently surrendered, and was included ... — A Popular History of Ireland - From the earliest period to the emancipation of the Catholics • Thomas D'Arcy McGee

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 21/Sep/2022 10:07:29

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I wonder if it was recycled ?

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    Deirge (Del)

    • 21/Sep/2022 10:48:49

    Okay ... so if morning Mary is off on her bike to try for the Wiki Loves Monuments prize maps.wikilovesmonuments.org/map?c=52.8704:-6.3859:18&... with her 📷she will likely be disappointed, and maps.archaeology.ie/historicenvironment/?REG_NO=16403901 looks no better. There is also seemingly a "beware of the dog" sign (usually means it will lick you to death most of the time, but not always!) I have found there is a statue of the man somewhere but I've lost the URL. There is also jailor Mary to contend with: visitwicklow.ie/prisoners-life-billy-byrne-wicklows-histo... & www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsN8A_2BKbw. On a more cheery note we have a tune and song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwPIt_pS2Gc. and there's a joyce manuscript for the fiddle I've lost but I need to dash. Best wishes to holidaying Mary!😄

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    Niall McAuley

    • 21/Sep/2022 11:09:51

    Bridget Lynch the younger from the 1911 census gave her address as Ballymanus in 1932, when getting married to Thomas McManus.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 21/Sep/2022 11:16:02

    Also Michael at his death in 1947, sister Bridget McManus present. I think it is safe to say the Lynchs were living here in 1943 at the time of this photo.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 21/Sep/2022 11:26:21

    Michael married Margaret Harney in 1936, she was probably living here too.

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    John Spooner

    • 21/Sep/2022 11:43:08

    FUN FACT: E. F. Frazer's great niece planted a monkeypuzzle in Boyle, Roscommon in August 1988, as reported in the Sunday Independent (Dublin) on Sunday 07 August 1988. E. F. Fraser/Frazer E.F. Fraser? = Edward Francis Frazer!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 21/Sep/2022 17:47:59

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Gorgeous fun fact. But a slow news weekend?

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    John Spooner

    • 22/Sep/2022 08:44:11

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ As she was one of Hollywood's biggest stars, and Boyle's most famous daughter, the visit to her home town was reported in great detail.

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    Aidrean S

    • 07/Oct/2022 17:39:18

    A bit of history of monkey puzzle trees... Monkey puzzle is native to central and southern Chile and western Argentina. It was first brought to the UK in 1795. It became very popular during the Victorian and Edwardian era and is now widely planted as an ornamental in parks and gardens.

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    killian50

    • 23/Dec/2022 20:44:44

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