Brodrick Collection

Title

Brodrick Collection

Description

This is a collection of over 100 photographs taken by an unknown friend of Captain George Brodrick when they toured Ireland together in 1937. Photographs include scenes in Connaught (Kylemore Abbey) and Leinster (Kilbeggan Distillery).

Captain George [Sinclair Gould] Brodrick MBE was the grandson of the American railway magnate Jason (Jay) Gould, once the richest man in the world. His mother Guinevere Sinclair was Irish (her grandfather Sir Edward Sinclair had been provost of Trinity College Dublin), and Brodrick himself joined the Irish Guards after graduating from university.

More information on Captain Brodrick can be found in this obituary from the Telegraph.

Creator

Anonymous

Publisher

the Breslin Archive

Date

1937

Format

35 mm Negative

Coverage

Ireland

Collection Items

Man and Car
Man beside a car with a town wall behind. Negative number TA20.

Man on Boat
Man in a long coat on a boat with a cigarette in hand. Negative number TA21.

Town and River
A town beside a river. Negative number TB25.

River
Long view of a river. Negative number TB26.

Castle
A run-down castle. Negative number TB27.

Locke's Distillery, Kilbeggan
Locke's [Whiskey] Distillery in Kilbeggan, County Westmeath, with cows in the foreground. Now known as Kilbeggan Distillery. Negative number TB28.

Locke's Distillery, Kilbeggan
Locke's [Whiskey] Distillery in Kilbeggan, County Westmeath, with cows in the foreground. Now known as Kilbeggan Distillery. Negative number TB29.

Car, Man and St. Mary's Church in Athlone
Man and a car in front of St. Mary's Church (Church of Ireland), Athlone. Location is 37 Church Street. Thanks to Pat Bracken and @JimmyAllen71 on Twitter for confirming. Negative number TB30.

Children, House and the River Shannon
Some small children playing beside an old house on a lane in Athlone that is beside the River Shannon. The old house and lane are gone, replaced by a car park. Lloyd's Lane would be behind the photographer and Barnett Street to their right. Thanks to…

Children, House and Lane
Some small children playing beside an old house that is on a lane in Athlone. The old house and lane are gone, replaced by a car park, but in the background you can see Lloyd's Lane leading onto Church Street in Athlone. Likely opposite view of…
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