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From Ghosties and Ghoulies and Long Legged Beasties...

On this, what was one of the great feast days of the ancient Irish and today is the greatest scare fest of the western world we have a scary shot from the Clonbrock Collection. The actual title in the catalogue is "Swiss 94 B.Oberland. Man shrouded in a cloak standing on a tiled floor" which is not nearly as scary as the image itself. So, on this Halloween, from ghosties and ghoulies and long legged beasties and things that go BUMP in the night, dear Lord deliver us!


(Location update: derangedlemur suggested and Niall McAuley and StreetView corroborated that this is the museum building at Trinity College Dublin.)



Photographers: Dillon Family


Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon


Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection


Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1930. Probably c.1890s (Dillon family members at Trinity)


NLI Ref: CLON1827


You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at

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