Glengarriff, Eccles Hotel 1897

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Caption for Glengarriff, Eccles Hotel 1897: Glengarriff was a favourite tourist spot from the mid-nineteenth century when visited by Edward VII as Prince of Wales. The once-grand Eccles Hotel, facing the sea, attracted literary giants such as Thackeray, Yeats and Shaw. Its importance is summed up in the words of a nineteenth-century guide - that Glengarriff village is near the Eccles Hotel.

An extract from Ireland Photographic Memories.

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