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Some of the local fishing community taking it easy at Ardara, Co. Donegal. Think that the gentleman with the oar is our Donegal Fisherman, but certainly both photos were taken by Robert French on the same day...

 

Thanks to Bwana_Samaki for this great information:

"This is the place where they landed the turf brought across Loughros Beg Bay by boat to Loughros Point. Some of the houses they lived in are still standing, now used as byres or stores. On the South side of the bay there was a cable system for running the turf down the mountain to the shore. There is somewhere a picture taken looking the other way of creels of turf being carried on the strand."

 

Date: Circa 1897

 

NLI Ref.: LROY 1407

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