Enniskerry old and new

The National Library of Ireland initiated a great idea during the summer where they encouraged people to merge old photographs from their catalogue with the modern equivalent today – and generate a “Flash from the Past”. I took a few from around Enniskerry – one of them is below, sometime around the turn of the century. You can see the others at the National Library’s Facebook page.

 

I love this idea of having a window into the past. The hotel as it appears in this picture was probably only recently rebuilt, having gone on fire in 1894. The older version was similar, although didn’t have as many gables on the front.