Morning Mary has a special affection for this image as this is where she learned to swim. A popular place for picnicking close to the town of Ballina and no doubt a lively salmon river as well. When she was there it was not nearly as lively as it is in this shot as it was high summer and the waters were low.
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Circa 1865 - 1914
NLI Ref: L_ROY_05536
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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