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Pinkeens

Two little guys with their father/grandfather at the pond in Herbert Park, Dublin. One has his net for catching pinkeens, but thought the other might have been controlling a model boat?

 

The Pergola and covered walkway just above the far side of the pond sadly fell victim to the Snowpocalypse of winter 2010/2011 and collapsed under the weight of snow and ice. That aside, if you visit Herbert Park today, this scene is completely unchanged.

 

Slow Loose Chippings told us that the "pond in Herbert Park was once the mill pond for the nearby Mill at Ballsbridge" and Niall McAuley provided us with a map showing that old mill pond.

 

P.S. "Going fishing" myself for a few days, but will be back in action at the end of the week...

 

Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire

 

Date: Summer 1969

 

NLI Ref.: WIL 66[3]

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Taken sometime in 1969