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The Republic of Ireland in Old Photographs

Many localities in the British Isles have been captured in photographs and on postcards, and these in turn have been collected in book form. The genre is well over a century old if traced back to collections of etched "views".

The listings here date from the most recent collections in the British Library, acquired in the period 1975-2000. The photographs themselves, however, go as far back as the 19th century. They are often accompanied with detailed descriptions and are an important source of local history in their own right.

Faces & places: Clonmel, 1955-'60, Justin Nelson. Justin Nelson Productions, 1996. Shelfmark: LB.31.c.8051

Dingle down the years: a collection of old photographs, compiled by Tom Fox. Brandon, 1992. Shelfmark: YK.1995.b.1154



Dublin yesterday: introduction and commentaries by Maurice Gorham. Fitzhouse, 1990. Shelfmark: YK.1991.b.7119

Father Browne's Dublin: photographs 1925-50, [compiled by] E.E. O'Donnell. Wolfhound, 1993. Shelfmark: LB.31.b.9850


Another pictorial history of Greystones, 1870 to 1990, a collection of old photographs, compiled by Derek Paine. Martello Press, 1994. Shelfmark: YK.1997.b.4618

A Pictorial history of Kilcoole, Newcastle, Newtownmountkennedy, Glen o' the Downs, Delgany, Greystones 1860-1985: a collection of old photographs, compiled by Derek Paine. Martello Press, 1996. Shelfmark: YC.1999.b.6812

The Face of time, Leland Lewis Duncan, 1862-1923, photographs of County Leitrim, Liam Kelly. Lilliput Press, 1995. Shelfmark: LB.31.b.12951