Ardfry House
Collection:Blake Forster
Description:A photograph of Ardfry House in Galway. Ardfry House was built in 1770 by Joseph Blake, who later gained the title of Lord Wallscourt. The house is built, in Oranmore, on a peninsula overlooking Galway Bay. The second wife of the fourth earl had gambling debts that were paid off by selling lead off the roof during the early 1900s. There are steps leading up to the front door of the house. There are three men and a woman in front of the house. Two of the men are wearing bowler hats. The other man is wearing a top hat. The woman is wearing a long gown and a hat. There is a tree visible on each side of the house. The photograph was taken in 1865.