The front door of the old Lynch house ~

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    1. Mz Kit Kat 84 months ago | reply

      This is a great pic.
      Do you have a story to go with it?

    2. **Mary** 84 months ago | reply

      I sure do. This is the front door of the home where my Dad was born, in 1918. The old Georgian home still stands on a 60 acre farm on the outskirts of the town of Dungarvan in Co. Waterford.

      The last surviving member of my Dad's family, my Uncle John lived here till he became too ill and had to be moved to a hospital. There was no running water at the time. Although my grandfather once had it all installed many years ago.

      Even while my uncle lived here, the old home was robbed and vandalized many times. Unfortunately this beautiful door was destroyed and all that remained undamaged was the panel of stained glass at the top of the door. My cousin now has the panel packed away for safe keeping. After my Uncle's death, the farm was sold by our family to a local horse breeder and trainer of race horses. The farm had been in the Lynch (my maiden name) family since the 1800's.

      We are very happy that a local was able to buy the farm at Ballyduff and it is gradually being restored. There are cattle grazing the fields once more and horse stables are presently being built. On my next visit back home, I hope to get a lot more new photos.

    3. Sparky2* 84 months ago | reply

      Awesome pic and story, Mary .... just wonderful.

    4. bryantsmac 84 months ago | reply

      tractor

      This picture deserves to be in Old but not forgotten.
      We would love to have it in our pool. Invitation only.

    5. heurtoirfan, lentement de retour ! 84 months ago | reply

      Beautiful door, Mary , and of a great sentimental value for you
      Thanks for sharing its story .

    6. Chrisser 84 months ago | reply

      Quite the story about your family, Mary. Many of my ancestors - both maternal and paternal - were from the Netherlands, but some were from Ireland like the history of the photo above, and from Scotland. And a few of my ancestors came over from England as well. :-)

    7. nonie vogue 84 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo, and wonderful , though a bit sad, story.

    8. Schooled_in _rock 84 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot. Have a great Sunday !

    9. L@flickr 83 months ago | reply

      Beautiful picture!

    10. dancinanne 83 months ago | reply

      Sad story .Lovely door !

    11. mikescottnz 74 months ago | reply

      Agree its a charming door of the past ,glad that the place is under restoration and some in Ireland are keeping up a disapperaing heritage both the ancient and in the last century or two.Great poignant story Maire/Mary.

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    12. Athena's Pix 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Waterford's History in Images, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Fabulous!!! thank you for the history!

    13. Mike Lynch2010 58 months ago | reply

      Mary,
      Your photography from Ballyduff area is spectacular. Its also very special to me because my great grandfather Cornelius Lynch came to the United States in 1865. My great great grandfather Daniel Lynch was born in Ballyduff in 1807 and lived there with his wife Mary. Im curious if your Lynchs are related to mine. My email is Musicteacher2009@yahoo.com . Sincerely Mike Lynch

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