Old water wheel in Moville.

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An old water wheel overgrown and seemingly lost at the rere of a terrace in the town of Moville, Co. Donegal was captured by Mr. French on a cabinet sized slide. It looks like the head of water is escaping off to the side but is that deliberate or due to neglect and decay? I suspect that this is one that is no longer standing!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_CAB_00618

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    • 06/Dec/2019 08:55:06


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    abandoned railways

    • 06/Dec/2019 08:55:42

    map.geohive.ie/mapviewer.html Sluice and Mill behind the Malin ST and Main St junction.

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    • 06/Dec/2019 08:55:42

    OSI: bit.ly/34YYJPW

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    • 06/Dec/2019 08:58:52

    There's a rusty 'thing' sticking out where (I think) the mill would have been, behind the FIAT garage. Could it be the old wheel spindle? Streetview - goo.gl/maps/WKYPs1g8bio89M519 Edit - WRONG !

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    • 06/Dec/2019 09:04:21

    The outflow looks deliberate from the map; there's no runoff shown inline with the race.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 06/Dec/2019 11:07:30

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia It looks like it might be too high?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 06/Dec/2019 11:17:47

    Its very quiet around here today - is everyone getting ready for Christmas lunches and parties? While the Marys just work away here in the basement.

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    • 06/Dec/2019 13:51:13

    It was described as "old" at the time of photo, so was derelict even then. Here's what looks like a "colourised" PC of the similar image L_ROY_01347 for sale on eBay: www.ebay.ie/itm/OLD-WATER-WHEEL-MOVILLE-CO-DONEGAL-IRELAN...

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    • 06/Dec/2019 18:15:51

    Lovely image

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