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Nuns and Churches, National Library of Ireland, on Flickr’s Commons

Posted by Laurie Frost on April 6, 2014

More from the 38 sets of pictures from the National Library of Ireland, on Flickr’s Commons, starting with  some nuns from the set, “Collar, Cowl, and Coif“:

About this one, Flickr notes  “this nun was a member of the Daughters of Charity (of St. Vincent de Paul). The distinctive head dress is called a cornette, and led to this order being known as the Butterfly Nuns. The Daughters of Charity abandoned the cornette on 20 September 1964.” The picture also shows the Parnell Monument in Dublin.


Another nun, by Photographer Richard Tilbrook, on O’Connell Street, Dublin in 1964.

colo nun

This one is on Ireland’s west coast at the Cliffs of Moher, 1962.


 The next few pictures are from the “Built Heritage” set.

The note on Flickr about the image below reads: Station Island, Lough Derg, Co. Donegal, c. 1890.   “The traditional pilgrimage involved three days of fasting and two days of prayer. The central prayer of the pilgrimage was called a ‘station’ – prayers were said at the penitential beds, in and around the basilica, at the lake edge and at two ancient crosses. The island’s penitential beds are the circular remains of monks’ cells about a metre high with an entrance and a cross in the centre. This station is St. Patrick’s Cross. The stone shaft in which the cross is set dates back to the Middle Ages and is a relic of monastic times on the island.”


This is Hore Abbey in Tipperary:


The 9th/10th century high cross at Monasterboice , Co. Louth.



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Domesticated Animals: From the National Library of Ireland in the Flickr Commons

Posted by Laurie Frost on April 1, 2014

Another source on Flickr’s Commons, the National Library of Ireland, has 38 sets of pictures to choose from, including one called “4 Legs Good, 2 Legs Bad,” from which these come:

The Flickr description of this one of a Royal Welsh Fusilier with the Regimental Goat says it was taken around 1887 near Fermoy, Co. Cork.



A pug, circa 1900:



More is known about this photo, taken January 14, 1906: “This greyhound is Peerless de Wet, winner of the 1905 inaugural Irish Cup that is pictured here in pride of place (for Coursing, run at Limerick). The dog was born in 1902. He was owned by R.F. Phelan, who named his champion after General Christiaan Rudolf de Wet, a Boer General. One of these gentlemen may be R.F. Phelan.”


Here is Lieutenant H.J.P. King, an officer in the Royal Artillery, stationed at Waterford, in 1901:


Irish wolfhound Leitrim Boy, mascot for the Irish Guards, in 1917:


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CIA World Factbook Photos, 16: Ireland and the United Kingdom

Posted by Laurie Frost on April 13, 2010

Today’s public domain images are of the British Isles: Ireland and the United Kingdom.

The CIA World Factbook doesn’t list Wales, England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland separately; they are all included under United Kingdom. But I have broken them out here. However, you won’t find a section for Northen Ireland since there were no photos in the Factbook to choose from.


Eilean Donan Castle (1220), Loch Duichear, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland.

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