Collection: The Lawrence Photograph Collection >> Monastery, Achill [graphic]
|Main Creator:||French, Robert, 1841-1917 photographer|
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The Franciscan Monastery on Achill was established by Archbishop Dr. John McHale in 1852. He became concerned at the success of the Protestant Mission on the island and established the monastery at Bunnacurry. The monastery, which is in ruins today, also provided a school for local children.
Robert French was the chief photographer responsible for photographing three quarters of the Lawrence Collection. For more information, see the Dictionary of Irish Biography: http://dib.cambridge.org/viewReadPage.do?articleId=a3369
Physical description: 1 negative : glass ; 13 x 19 cm.
Geographic Coverage: Newcastle, County Down, Province of Ulster, Ireland.
Caption on glassplate reads: Monastery. Achill. 6793. W. L.
|Contained in:||The Lawrence Photograph Collection|
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|L_CAB_06793||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
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