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Ring of Kerry

Big challenge for you today! Though of course, every time I say that, someone solves the puzzle in 5 minutes. Anyway, we'd love to identify this exact spot…


photogaff is first off the mark, suggesting: "That looks like a hundred metres or so on the Sneem side of the first lake heading towards Killarney at the brow of the Killarney lakes area" and franmol thinks this is right too.


Meanwhile, DannyM8 and Niall McAuley think the woman leaning out the window is writer and naturalist Rosemary Elizabeth Tilbrook (aged about 32), wife of the photographer Richard Tilbrook. Niall also found what may be a photo of Rosemary Tilbrook taken in 1998 (white haired and smiling, a year before she died), and this lovely story about her:

"The toads in Ashwellthorpe live in Ashwellthorpe Wood on the north side of Aswellthorpe Street, but their breeding pond lies to the south of the road – toads can live for up to forty years and always return to their same breeding pond, year after year. Some of you will remember that Rosemary Tilbrook who lived in Red Squirrels used to ferry toads/frogs/newts across the road for many years up until her death in 1999. There are now some 15 volunteers including youngsters with their parents in Ashwellthorpe who will come out in all weathers to help this migration."


And the car has also been identified as a Ford Consul Mk II, registered in East Suffolk, England in 1958.


Date: Circa 1960


NLI Ref.: TIL603

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Taken circa 1960