SÁORSTÁT ÉIREANN


IRISH FREE STATE


ARTISTIC ALBUM


Published around 1925

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O'Connell Bridge

This spacious bridge is the connecting link between the north and south city and leads from Westmoreland Street to the well known and noble thoroughfare of O'Connell Street. In the foreground can be seen the state of Daniel O'Connell, the "Liberator", and Nelson's Pillar can be seen in the distance.

Bank of Ireland

This imposing structure, now the Bank of Ireland, is in fact the Old Parliament House of Ireland. Grattan's Parliament met here before the passing of the Act of Union. Trinity College is also situated in College Green.

Dun Laoghaire

Dun Laoghaire, which was formerly known as Kingstown, may be said to be "the Gateway of Erin". It is one of the principal ports for passenger service between England and Ireland, and is only a matter of three hours journey from Holyhead. It is a beautiful residential town six miles from Dublin.

General views of Ireland

The Wellington Monument in Phoenix Park; the Government buildings in Merrion Square; Promenade and Bray Head, Wicklow; the University of Galway.

Glendalough

"The Gloomy Lake" as it is sometimes called is full of interest to the visitor - it is said that St Kevin lived for a time in a cave overlooking the lake. The round tower and the ruins of the seven churches date back to the ninth century.

Killiney

Vico Road and Dalkey Island fom Killiney Hill, Killiney. This striking coastline view is situated 10 miles from the centre of the city, and is perhaps one of the most beautiful views to be found near Dublin.

Baily Lighthouse

A rocky headland to the north of Dublin harbour - about eight miles from the city.

Kylemore

Built by Mitchel Henry and at one time the home of the Duke of Manchester - now a high class college run by the Irish nuns of Ypres.

Limerick

Limerick, oldest city in Ireland.

Killarney

The Upper Lane; Muckross Abbey; Shooting the Rapids; Turnpike Rock, Gap of Dunloe.


Cork

This fine, noble thoroughfare, with its up to date shops is a credit to the capital of the south.

Howth

This small township is a residential quarter for Dublin to which it is connected by tram. The island is also known by the romantic name of "Ireland's Eye".

Powerscourt

A favourite drive from Bray, a well known seaside resort in Wicklow. The "Garden of Ireland".

Cashel

Cliffs of Moher Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare. Visitors to Clare should not miss the excursion along the Cliffs of Moher which extend for four miles along the Clare Coast. The cliffs range from 440 to 700 feet in height.

Rock of Cashel. Co. Tipperary. Formerly the Residence of the Kings of Munster, Most remarkable ecclesiastical ruins in Ireland.


Blarney Castle

This castle is so well known that nothing more need be said. We might however refer the reader to the verse. The castle was erected in the 15th century by Cormac McCarthy.

West of Ireland

Cork, Sligo and County Mayo.
The Blarney Stone

This feat as shown in this picture is not really so difficult as it may appear to be - no visitor should leave Blarney without having kissed the Blarney Stone.


Cork and Cobh

The Roman Catholic Cathedral in Cobh, and St. Ann's in Shandon, Cork.


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