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Old card at tunnel entrance 1 1
Old card at tunnel entrance 1 1

Fergus O'Connor, Full Bleed, Sepia half tone postcard, Great Tunnel above Glenga

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Ireland

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Paper

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Sepia Tone

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Item number:

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We are pleased to offer for your consideration this very detailed view on a full bleed, divided back postcard of the Great Tunnel above Glengarriff, Ireland which was published by the Fergus O'Connor Co of Dublin, Ireland, and printed in Germany. This tunnel is also known today as the longest of three tunnels named the Turner tunnels. The Turners Tunnels on the the N71 are a series of beautiful hand hewn rock tunnels. The main tunnel is on the Cork-Kerry border. On the Kerry side the main tunnel is followed by three more mini-tunnels, a set of twin tunnels and a final short tunnel. they were constructed in the early 20th Century by hand and using blasting powder. Fergus O'Connor was a Dublin publisher, who published Sean O'Casey's early writings and produced nationalist postcards and related material. Following the Easter Rising he was imprisoned in Lewes Prison. He published views of common Irish life and scenery and was also very active in the political uprisings which led to the formation of the Republic of Ireland in the early 20th Century. The front of This card features a sepia half-tone view of the steep hill through which this tunnel was hewn. There is a blue cloudy sky above the hill, yet the rest of the view is in varying tones of sepia. Thee is an early 1920's ear bus with passengers crowded up onto the rocks on the side of the road, posing for the picture and the bus slightly diagonal to the road. The other end of the tunnel can be viewed in the distance looking through the tunnel. This obviously was made when the tunnel was fairly new as there is very little vegetation around the tunnel entrance; as recent views show there to be abundant vegetation and trees. The clothing of the men, women and children is very period for the early 20th Century. There is a caption at the top left which reads, "Tourist Motor in the Great Tunnel above Glengarriff". The back of this card is a divided back postcard which has a lightly dotted line stamp box, two dotted lines for an address and the division is composed of a series of tiny moons with the publisher's logo at the top. The left margin bears the Publisher's info and the words, "Printed in Germany". This postcard is in near m9nt condition with clean, crisp and sharp corners and only a slight crease, visible in the stamp box on the back. This card was never posted in the mail and bears no writing at all. This card will the perfect addition to your collection of views of Ireland, cards made by Fergus O'Connor, items which were made by Patriots of the Irish Republic and scenes of Ireland depicting average Irish life.
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