Thursday, February 14, 2013

Killeany Village, Aranmore, c.1894

This image taken by Robert Welch is part of the wonderful Balfour album which is housed here at the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway. Part of our digital collection, the images form an online exhibition that allows an insight into life and people of the West of Ireland in the late 19th Century.

This image is of a family pictured on a corner of Killeany Village, Aranmore. Also visible is a collection of neatly thatched stone built cottages, some of which are whitewashed. Two children sit on the wall while a man stands outside the gate. A woman is visible in front of the door way of the cottage.

If anyone knows the area today and how it looks compared to how it did in c.1894 or perhaps be able to identify the people pictured we would love to hear from you.

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To view the Balfour album in full click here

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