No drisheen in Drishane Castle but plenty of clutter!
While this room is cluttered with books, pictures, furniture, etc, it is not a museum - but well loved and lived in. A snapshot into the lives of the Anglo Irish nobility at that time showing a love of reading and mementos. Is Drishane Castle still standing?..Based on the community's investigations, we know that this room in the Drishane Castle Estate ( http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/history/drishane-castle ) is likely still standing. Our eagle-eyed contributors cut through the clutter to spot some books that date this image to post-1901. We also now know that the estate was sold in 1909 to become Dishane Convent ( http://www.independent.ie/regionals/corkman/news/drishane-convent-to-celebrate-centenary-27068956.html ) . Hence this image likely dates to 1901-1909 when the Wallis family were lords/ladies of the estate ( http://www.landedestates.ie:8080/LandedEstates/jsp/estate-show.jsp?id=2656 ) . The Sisters of the Infant Jesus owned Drishane from 1909 to 1992. In the subsequent decades the site was repurposed to become Millstreet Accomodation Centre - housing families within the (oft controversial ( http://www.independent.ie/regionals/corkman/news/asylum-seekers-in-angry-protest-at-millstreet-centre-29376896.html ) ) "direct provision" system.......Photographer: Robert French..Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000313414 ) ..Date: Catalogue range 1865-1914. But likely between 1901 and 1909...NLI Ref: L_ROY_07967 ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319642 ) ..You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie ( http://catalogue.nli.ie )
1870 - 1930
National Library of Ireland