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Photograph: Charming Enniskillen, east from the Military Hospital, Northern Ireland

  • Original media format: Stereoscopic photographs mounted on card
  • Printer or publisher: Underwood & Underwood (London) Ltd.
  • Digital image type: High-resolution scan
  • Image format: Tiff
  • Dimensions: 4348 x 2217
  • Resolution: 600 dpi
  • Colour profile: Greyscale
  • Date: Unknown

The description on the card reads:

Position:- On a hill at the west end of the town, in County Fermanagh. Direction:- East towards Monaghan and Armagh. Surroundings:- At your left, Londonderry is 80 miles beyond the hills before you. Outlook:- It is an unusually neat and prosperous town that you see beyond the wall of these military grounds. The church with the spire belongs to the Protestants - the one farther to the right is that of the Catholics. between them, on that hill over at the farther side of the town, is the tall monument to Gen. Sir Lowry Cole, whose ancestors received large grants of lands here three hundred years ago, and whose family have done a great deal to make Enniskillen the thrifty and pretty town it is to-day. There are cutlery factories down in the town giving employment to large numbers; the straw-plaiting business pays pair wages, and the Enniskillen butter market brings together the products of some of the very best dairies in the kingdom.

The soldier-boys gathered here have a splendid reputation to live up to! The Sixth Inniskilling Dragoons and the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers have made a noble name by their gallant service in several successive wars. Over in the chancel of that Protestant church are hanging to-day some of the very flags, torn and smoke-stained, that were borne by two Inniskilling regiments to dear-bought victory under their gallant Irish commander, the Duke of Wellington, at Waterloo (1815).

From Notes of Travel, No. 18, copyright, by Underwood and Underwood.

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