I bought this photograph (and many others) from a seller in Spitalfields Markets, London. A colleague reckons that it might be one of the Irish sea trading schooners which worked out of Arklow, County Wicklow. To me the image, which was taken on Easter Sunday 1925, seems to evoke a much earlier era. I came across a couple of blog posts which outline a bizarre incident in which a tramcar crashed into a very similar schooner in Ringsend! The last remaining wooden topsail schooner, The Kathleen and May, is currently for sale and the owner’s website contains some great information.