Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> Houses on the Gallops [graphic]
Houses on the Gallops
|Main Creator:||Laffan, Moira, photographer|
New housing estates on the 'Gallops' section of the Glencairn Estate once owned by 'Boss' Croker, the Irish-American politician who was boss of Tammany Hall, the New York City section of the Democratic Party in the late 19th Century. He set up horse-training stables at Glencairn. In 1907, his horse Orby was the first Irish-trained horse to win the Epsom Derby. Croker had himself buried on the estate when he died in 1922. His second wife, Beulah, part Cherokee Indian, 50 years his junior, sold the property in 1939. The purchaser insisted on Croker's body being removed.
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Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 14 ; frame number: 17
Foxrock Local History Club
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, Province of Leinster, Ireland.
|Contained in:||Our Own Place Photographic Project|
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|OOP_14/17||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
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