Bunlin Bridge, Co. Donegal

Main Creator: French, Robert, 1841-1917 photographer
Contributors: Lawrence, William, 1840-1932
In Collection: The Lawrence Photograph Collection
Format: Photo
Published / Created: [between 1880-1900].
Notes:Research by our Flickr Commons users established that the cottage, the mill wheel, and the humpback bridge are long gone. The cottage was Widow Algoe’s, and Tuck Mill was a flax mill. They unearthed references to Molly Maguire activity in the area, and open-air masses in the late 1860s. In 1876, the widowed Mrs Algoe was evicted with her six children from the cottage for allegedly cutting some trees, “contrary to the order of” her landlord. She retook possession of her cottage in 1878, perhaps thinking that the assassination of her landlord, Lord Leitrim, might save her. However, the estate’s agents evicted her again. And in August 1939, in what must have been a very slow month for news, the Londonderry Sentinel newspaper considered it newsworthy that a pair of swans chose this inlet to nest and rear their young.

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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 photographic negative glass 16.5 x 21.5 cm.

Geographic Coverage: Bunlin Bridge, County Donegal, Province of Ulster, Ireland.

Caption on glassplate reads: Bunlin Bridge. Co. Donegal. 1279. W. L.

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