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Castle Freke, Castlefreke, Co. Cork looks like a very fine residence suitable for a Lord or a Lady! It looks more the fairy tale castle than an ancient stronghold but may be an adaptation or renovation? Are those the handlebars of Mr. French's bicycle on the bottom right:-D

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_CAB_06693

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    [email protected]

    • 25/Nov/2022 08:46:42

    This is an excellent Black and white Photo. Seen in Black & White Unlimited (pool) Your photo deserves a compliment from the special fish!!! compliment copy Please be sure your photo is TAGGED "Black & White" Black and White unlimited (pool) post 1 comment 2

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 25/Nov/2022 09:24:49

    There is an Imperial plate - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000327451 - with a man sitting on the wall, who might well be Lord Carbery. We met him previously; he was quite a character - www.irishtimes.com/opinion/an-irishman-s-diary-1.232307 - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/46339649115/]

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Nov/2022 09:31:46

    Per the NIAH: The interior was destroyed by fire in 1910 and architects Kaye-Parry and Ross inserted concrete floors and roof and a Jacobean Revival style interior. The reinforced concrete technology utilised during the early twentieth century reconstruction adds both technical and scientific significance to the building. In 1919 the last Baron of Carbery, John Evans-Freke sold the estate. The lands were divided when it passed to the Land Commission in the 1930s. It was used as army barracks for the 38th-39th Battalions during World War II, and later as a summer base for the boys of Upton Industrial School.

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    suckindeesel

    • 25/Nov/2022 09:42:46

    The view from on high Google Earth Link earth.app.goo.gl/8YUuXU #googleearth A sort of Disney castle

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 25/Nov/2022 09:46:34

    Mr French / Lawrence visited Castle Freke at least three times ... 1) Distant view WITHOUT the tower seen at left in today's photo - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000323908 2] Today's photo ( and others with the 10th Lord Carbery) 3) Distant view with a new {Edit - 1902] memorial and that creeper grown up to the roof on this facade - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000320185

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    suckindeesel

    • 25/Nov/2022 09:49:46

    Looks in need of a bit of attention https://flic.kr/p/9pFM5m

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 25/Nov/2022 09:53:35

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! After the 1910 fire and restoration this facade lost the pointy bits - https://www.flickr.com/photos/lenton_sands/33676166840/via https://www.flickr.com/photos/lenton_sands/

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Nov/2022 09:53:45

    In the 1901 census. In 1911, the butler did it.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 25/Nov/2022 09:55:30

    And in 2012 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpobrien/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpobrien/6614812143/

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    CHG PRO PHOTOGRAPHY incorporating the APL archives

    • 25/Nov/2022 10:00:27

    As far as I’m aware, this place featured in the movie “War of the Buttons” produced by local hero David (Lord) Puttnam in 1994 or thereabouts…….

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 25/Nov/2022 10:01:07

    More 'now' photos - www.flickr.com/photos/cathal928/albums/72157657748696289

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 25/Nov/2022 10:08:19

    Droneview April 2021 - youtu.be/Y_uB79hqdRg

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Nov/2022 10:59:35

    The Carberys at the peerage dot com

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Nov/2022 11:16:56

    I note that the NIAH refers to the 10th baron as the last, but the peerage says the 11th and current 12th are a thing. Wikipedia says: As of 28 February 2014 the present Baronet has not successfully proven his succession and is therefore not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage, with the baronetcy considered dormant since 2012. baronetage.org does not seem to refer to the baronetcy at all today.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 25/Nov/2022 11:23:50

    Per the Landed Estates database: In the 1870s Lord Carbery of Castlefreke, county Cork, owned 13,692 acres in county Cork, 2,724 acres in county Limerick and much smaller estates in counties Kilkenny and Queen's county [county Laois]

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    John Spooner

    • 25/Nov/2022 14:05:30

    The absentee Lord Carbery who died in 1846 specified in his will that the inheritor of his estate would have to spend at least four months a year at Castlefreke 'with a suitable establishment', or pay a penalty of £2,000 to be used for improving the estate. And any beneficiary would lose the lot if they were to become, or marry, a member of the 'wrong' religion. (Morning Advertiser - Saturday 05 September 1846 quoting Freeman's)

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    suckindeesel

    • 25/Nov/2022 20:22:38

    The restoration of the castle www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30942022.html

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 25/Nov/2022 20:23:29

    Hmm... I think I was WRONG about the nattily dressed gentleman in these two photos - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000327451 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000321891 ( + two children) Probably not the 10th Lord Carbery, but his father, the 9th. Algernon William George Evans-Freke, born in 1868, died very young in June 1898, having acquired the title (and castle?) in 1894. See - www.thepeerage.com/p20237.htm#i202367 It might be his two children in the carriage in the second photo linked. Which suggests this photo is after 1897 and before June 1898 ??

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 26/Nov/2022 07:37:26

    Screencap of catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000321891 - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia/52524477458/in/dateposted/] His hat is a Homburg (I think), made popular by the future King Edward VII in the 1890s. See - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homburg_hat

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 26/Nov/2022 08:08:30

    Details of the 1902 Memorial Cross (the largest in Ireland) for the 9th Lord Carbery - roaringwaterjournal.com/2019/04/21/lady-carberys-high-cross/ catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000326478 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000320185 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000320186

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 26/Nov/2022 08:16:18

    From - stephenfrakes.angelfire.com/iFrekeCorkIreland.html (about half way down page)

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 26/Nov/2022 22:23:22

    The ninth Lord Carbery's widow, Lady Mary Carbery (1867-1949), was a well-known writer, and wrote her 'West Cork Journal' following his death. I wonder if there is anything in it about a visit from Mr French ? - www.lilliputpress.ie/product/mary-carberys-west-cork-journal She also was quite a character - "... She spent much of the early part of the last century crossing Europe in Creeping Jenny, a caravan drawn by white oxen, and is credited with being the first person to install a bath in a mobile home ..." From - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Carbery Edit. Also this from the always amazing NLI - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000286451 For John and Ralfe 'My Dear Little Sons'. This true story about their father has been written by their mother.

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    silverio10

    • 27/Nov/2022 21:02:50

    Buenas fotos antiguas ..