Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> Bleach Green Watch Tower [graphic]
Bleach Green Watch Tower
|Main Creator:||Loftus, Emmet, photographer|
When flax fibres were removed from the flax plant and were spun into yarn for weaving. The linen was a pale brown colour, this was known as brown linen. It has to be bleached by being spread on grass in the open air. This process of bleaching took a long time and the linen had to be guarded at night. Thus the huts were built for shelter and protection. This one was built on Carn tower house .
|Published / Created:||
07 June 1994
Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 19A ; frame number: 22A
North Mayo Historical and Archaeological Society
Photograph taken at 19:40, 07 June 1994.
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Crossmolina, Co. Mayo, Province of Connacht, Ireland.
|Contained in:||Our Own Place Photographic Project|
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|OOP_19A/22A||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.