M3710 : Main Street

taken 7 years ago, near to Kinvara, Cloonnasee, Cartrongarv, Loughcurra and Moy, Galway, Ireland

Main Street
Main Street
The N67 running through the centre of Kinvara.

The prominent large building in the background is Seamount College. Originally Seamount House, it was built in the early 19th Century by the Butler family of Bunahow in County Clare. From 1847 it was the home of Dr Dennis Hynes, who had married one of Captain Theobald Butler's daughters. Dr Hynes who was the local doctor in the famine years of the mid 19th Century and also co founder and one time President of the Irish Medical Association. He lived in Seamount House until his death in 1875.

Dr Hynes' daughter gave the house to the Sisters of Mercy in 1922 and it became a convent and girls' boarding school. Since 2010, following a campaign against closure, trusteeship was transferred to the Bishop of Galway. It is now a voluntary co-educational Catholic secondary school.

The building is included in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage - see LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 22 January, 2015
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Educational sites 
Place (from Tags)
Kinvara 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 372 101 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.3342N 8:56.3027W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! M 372 102
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Seamount House  Seamount College  Main Street  National Inventory of Architectural Heritage  NIAH 

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