Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> The Bawn,Athlone [graphic]
|Main Creator:||O'Brien, Gearoid photographer|
This little area was once the principal eastern exit from the fortified town of Athlone. Located beside the Old Dublin Gate, it may once have been a fortified compound for keeping the cattle of the town safe from marauding invaders. To-day the claim to fame of the Bawn lies not in its role in the defence of the town, but as the birthplace of John Count McCormack on 14th June 1884.
|Published / Created:||
22 Nov 1993
Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 2; frame number: 25
Old Athlone Society
12;20. 22 Nov 1993.
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Province of Leinster, Ireland.
|Contained in:||Our Own Place Photographic Project|
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|OOP_2/25||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.