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Lismore, From The Mitchelstown Road

Lismore, From The Mitchelstown Road

Photographer: Hemphill, William Despard

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: 1782.c.16

Item number: 32

Length: 24.7

Width: 19.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

William Hempel tells us, "This illustration gives a very distant view of the Castle, Cathedral Spire, and Bridge of Lismore...The castle was originally built on the site of the Abbey of St. Carthage by King John, when Earl of Moreton, in 1185...It became for ages the residence of the bishops of the see, until Miler Magrath, Archbishop of Cashel and Bishop of Lismore, before his resignation in 1589, granted it to Sir Walter Raleigh...From Sir Walter Raleigh it was purchased by Sir Richard Boyle, afterwards Earl of Cork, who added much to its beauty...From the Earls of Cork and Burlington it descended to the Dukes of Devonshire".

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