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No Flesh Showing in Victorian Clare Pic of the Day

National Library of Ireland has found this pic of Kilkee in its infancy as a seaside resort.

THE NATIONAL LIBRARY of Ireland has brought us this treat of a pic today: an archival image of a summer’s day at Kilkee, Co Clare.

From their Facebook page:

Could this look any more quintessentially Victorian? Bathing machines, dandies, donkey rides…

Image: National Library of Ireland

With their buttoned-up ensembles, we’re guessing Kilkee wasn’t experiencing the kind of heatwave at that time that Ireland has gotten used to in the past month.

This is what the Kilkee seafront looks like now:

Image: bhenak/Flickr/Creative Commons

The cliff walk is worth a visit:

Kilkee image via

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