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We have had Poole photos in the past that were commissioned by the Solicitor Keane, whereas this one was produced on the instructions of Mr F.H. Keane, I am not sure if there is any connection between them? In any event we have a fine house and we really want to know where it is and does it still exist?

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: 3rd September 1902

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 1272

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Oct/2022 06:42:45

    Here is an F.H. Keane in 1901, Engineer Mech. in Cappoquin, but his house, while 1st class, is not this grand. www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Waterford/Cappo...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Oct/2022 06:48:26

    which leads us to a French/Lawrence of Cappoquin House catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000317442

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Oct/2022 06:51:19

    Occupied, 1901. Vacant, 1911. "Improved", 1913-4. Burnt, 1923. Reconstructed, 1924-9, producing present composition. per the NIAH

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Oct/2022 06:53:18

    Hmm, house website says Home to the Keane family since 1735 www.cappoquinhouseandgardens.com/

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Oct/2022 07:25:25

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley I have updated the map as Cappoquin House.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Oct/2022 07:29:51

    I see a flag and bunting - this stream tells me that we are usually close to a wedding or a Royal visit when we see the bunting out.

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    suckindeesel

    • 10/Oct/2022 08:05:56

    Google Earth Link earth.app.goo.gl/2HQGP7 #googleearth

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Oct/2022 08:07:22

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Very impressive

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 10/Oct/2022 08:10:47

    3 September 1902 was a Wednesday ... Flickr is sometimes amazing! Looking even grander in 2019 via www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/49917429811/

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    suckindeesel

    • 10/Oct/2022 08:13:43

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] Yes, quite the pile, yours for €10 a visit. ‘In December 1922 Sir John Keane had accepted an invitation from the Free State government to become a Senator. The consequences were inevitable.’ theirishaesthete.com/2013/03/04/risen-from-the-ashes/

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    suckindeesel

    • 10/Oct/2022 08:22:48

    King Edward and his consort visited Waterford in May 1904, so too early for that visit.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Oct/2022 08:24:01

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] It must be fairly unique having been rebuilt after the carnage of the early 1920's!

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    John Spooner

    • 10/Oct/2022 08:29:35

    Freeman's Journal - Monday 30 April 1923:

    Senator Sir John Keane, who is the landlord the town, had as his local residence Cappoquin House. Of this splendid manor, which occupied a magnificent site overlooking the town, nothing but the walls are standing, its destruction being another of the many incendiary arts carried out in the district by Irregular bands.
    Portsmouth Evening News - Thursday 08 October 1925:
    Ancestral Home in Concrete. Cappoquin House, near Cork, the ancestral home of Senator Sir John Keane. Bart., which was burned during thhe civil war, is being rebuilt. A distinct novelty of the reconstruction is a flat concrete root. Cappoquin House, prior to its destruction.

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    suckindeesel

    • 10/Oct/2022 08:31:31

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Yes, so many grand houses were lost then. Sir John anticipated such an attack and had moved his family and much of the contents to England. The library, however, was lost.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 10/Oct/2022 08:35:18

    Here is "Mr. F.H. Keane, 3rd son, cap off" (same day?) - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000591428 Presumably 3rd son of [EDIT - Wrong! See below} en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_John_Keane,_5th_Baronet Here they all are on the same day - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6108490203/in/photolist-2nR5tyG-aiMBjB]

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    John Spooner

    • 10/Oct/2022 08:40:56

    2nd September 1902 is significant 1902 - On 9th October 1902 Sir John Keane left to take up his post as private secretary to Sir Henry Blake, Governor of Hong Kong. Prior to that he had been on active service in South Africa, and he had been granted leave to return home before departing for China (by train across 2 continents). He had arrived home on 2nd September, and the townspeople (and presumably his family) accorded him a very hearty reception on his safe arrival home. Hence the bunting. (from an article Waterford Standard on Wednesday 15 October 1902)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Oct/2022 08:53:12

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner The Bunting, the bunting is always significant!!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Oct/2022 08:58:20

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia being the third son, it could make sense that he is living at another house in the area owned by the family?

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 10/Oct/2022 09:06:40

    These clean Keane machines might be part of the story - 'R. & F. Keane Shamrock Mower and Reaper" ... catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000589917 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000589922

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    Wendy:

    • 10/Oct/2022 09:10:08

    Still a very grand house--with a magnificent garden!

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    John Spooner

    • 10/Oct/2022 09:16:14

    Several newspapers have notices announcing the death of Harriet, Dowager Lady Keane, on September 14th 1902 in Bishops Stortford. She was the widow of the late Sir John H Keane of Cappoquin (3rd baronet), who died in 1881. From what I can gather from thepeerage.com she was 'our' 1902 Sir John's (the 5th baronet's) grandfather's second wife, his step-grandmother. I imagine that if the bunting hadn't been removed already, it would be on that news. Sadly none of the Keanes mentioned in thepeerage.com are called Roy.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Oct/2022 09:22:19

    so as I thought, FH is not the occupier of the grand house, so who is he?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Oct/2022 09:42:45

    there is a Frederick Henry at thepeerage, of the right age. Son of Leopold, son of 2nd Baronet so FH would be a 1st cousin once removed of the Sir John, the 5th Baronet

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Oct/2022 09:58:08

    Sir John's brothers pictured were George and Richard Henry, not FH

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    Niall McAuley

    • 10/Oct/2022 10:01:08

    it's possible that 3rd son Richard Henry ordered the pics and the catalogue is in error, but then quite a coincidence that there is a cousin FH living nearby...

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 10/Oct/2022 10:28:56

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Golly it's complicated! To further confuse, there are more of them - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000591430 The concrete roof rebuild provides an interesting aside - according to - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cappoquin_House - "using a technique developed by Waller known as nofrango", leads to this fascinating character, born in Tasmania, Australia to Irish parents, who invented clever ways of using concrete - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hardress_de_Warrenne_Waller

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Oct/2022 14:51:50

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia an interesting man!

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    John Spooner

    • 10/Oct/2022 16:28:55

    Arthur Henri Poole also snapped Sir John in 1907 and copyrighted it on January 18th discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14231178, not long before his wedding to Lady Eleanor Hicks-Beach on Valentines Day 1907.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 10/Oct/2022 17:54:53

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner Very romantic altogether!

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    suckindeesel

    • 10/Oct/2022 19:14:02

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Where did the battery go?