Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Anyone know what kind of barrels those are behind the two small boys? They look like something for fruit, but they seem to be open-topped. Were they ordered specifically?
Maybe the cooperage made these wooden buckets just for sale and they weren't destined for a life of drink (in the distillery)?!
Thanks, they look like laundry basins or, as you say, buckets. I suppose they could have been used in various ways, from providing water for animals to scrubbing floors. No plastics back then, lucky sods!
This is a bit speculative, but the a search of the 1901 census for coopers in Killarney says most lived on Boherkeale Glebe. The OSI 25" shows trees on the right of that lane looking North. Streetview is patchy in these little lanes, but I think this streetview is a reverse view along that lane, which would, at the time the shot above was taken, have shown the photographer in the distance, and that horses rear in the foreground.
Here it is as of June 2014 www.flickr.com/photos/johnheff/14505758222
What an interesting and attractive scene!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Replaced with a higher res version...