Collection: The Lawrence Photograph Collection >> The Island, Clonakilty [Inchydoney, Co. Cork] [graphic]
The Island, Clonakilty [Inchydoney, Co. Cork]
|Main Creator:||French, Robert, 1841-1917 photographer|
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Inchydoney Island is connected to the mainland by a causeway. The men are collecting sea manure (i.e. seaweed and sea sand), which was widely used as a fertiliser on many islands and coastal areas of Ireland. Lewis in his Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837) states that sea manure was collected and used on the island, but also transported daily by boat to the mainland.
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 ; 17 x 22 cm.
Geographic Coverage: Clonakilty, County Cork, Province of Munster, Ireland.
Caption on glassplate reads: The Island. Clonakilty. 4903. W. L.
|Contained in:||The Lawrence Photograph Collection|
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|L_ROY_04903||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
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