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This day thou shouldst be with me

G K Chesterton thought that Paradise was somewhere reached by way of Kensal Green, but in fact it’s at the junction of the Shannon and Fergus estuaries. I have had a page about Paradise for some time; I have now added some black and white photos taken by Brigadier Frank Henn, whose family home it was, in 1936 and 1938.

This has come about through the kindness of Seán Matthews, who made the arrangements. Seán’s grandmother Hester Mahon married a Matthews; her sister Geraldine married a Henn and Frank is Geraldine’s son.

The black and white photographs show, better than my colour pics do, why the place was called Paradise. The copyright in those photos belongs to Brigadier Frank Henn; I am extremely grateful both to him and to Seán Matthews for making it possible for me to use them. They are spread about among the earlier material on this page.