Collection: The Lawrence Photograph Collection >> Fishing village, Scattery Island [graphic]
Fishing village, Scattery Island
|Main Creator:||French, Robert, 1841-1917 photographer|
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Scattery Island (Inis Cathaigh) is located off Kilrush. Currachs, the traditional fishing boats, are drawn up on the pebble beach. St. Cannera, Patron Saint of Sailors, is buried on the island, and there is an old tradition that pebbles from the beach at Scattery would protect sailing ships from shipwreck, and that new boats should be sailed sun-wise around the island for special protection.
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 18 cm.
Geographic Coverage: Scattery Island, County Clare, Province of Munster, Ireland.
Caption on glassplate reads: Fishing Village. Scattery Island. 565. W. L.
|Contained in:||The Lawrence Photograph Collection|
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|L_CAB_00565||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
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