Tennis Courts, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Main Creator: French, Robert, 1841-1917 photographer
Contributors: Lawrence, William, 1840-1932
In Collection: The Lawrence Photograph Collection
Format: Photo
Published / Created: [between ca. 1865-1905].
Notes:Research by our Flickr Commons users established that this statue of King William III had been moved to this location (from a nearby bridge) in the early 19th century. As with other memorials to King William III, it suffered several defacements, before being entirely removed before the 1930s. The general consensus is that this image dates to before 1905, when the statue was seemingly beheaded. The pedestal remains, and is a landmark in the surrounding parkland and "Boyle Pleasure Grounds".

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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:

Physical description: 1 negative : glass ; 22 x 17 cm

Geographic Coverage: Boyle, County Roscommon, Province of Connacht, Ireland.

Caption on glassplate reads: Tennis Court. Boyle. 7368. W. L.

As a digital copy of this item is available, the original will not be issued.
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