Collection: The Lawrence Photograph Collection >> Church, Cape Clear, Co. Cork [graphic]
Church, Cape Clear, Co. Cork
|Main Creator:||French, Robert, 1841-1917 photographer|
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The island, also known as Clear Island (Cléire), lies 6 miles off Baltimore, and it is the largest island of Carbery's Hundred Isles, the name given to the islands of Roaring Water Bay. It is Ireland's most southerly inhabited island, and it is a Gaeltacht island. The island was the last view of Ireland for emigrants sailing from Queenstown (Cobh).
Cape Clear is noted as the birth place of St. Ciaran in 352 AD, one of Irelands Patrician Saints. There is a small church credited to him and a holy well.
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: Clear Island, County Cork, Province of Munster, Ireland.
Caption on glassplate reads: Church. Cape Clear. Co. Cork. 2615. W. L.
|Contained in:||The Lawrence Photograph Collection|
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|L_ROY_02615||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
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