OLD IRELAND: Stunning new book brings nation’s history to life through vivid photographs


A NEWLY published book presents Ireland’s rich history to the masses through a series of fascinating images featuring scenes from across the island.

Air Hero Captain John ‘Jack’ Alcock holding a model airplane and his navigator, Lieutenant Arthur ‘Teddie’ Whitten Brown, at the Automobile Club in Dawson Street, Dubli. They had just made the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1919

Old Ireland in Color 2 is a photographic history of Ireland dating back to the earliest days of photography in the country in the mid-19th century.

Women and children prepare for Cahirmee Horse Fair 1954

This is a sequel to the award-winning 2020 bestseller Old Ireland in Color.

The book further celebrates the rich history of Ireland and the Irish people of all walks of life in 150 images, with all thirty-two counties represented.

A Republican prayer vigil outside Downing Street on the day Eamon of Valera Lloyd George gathered to discuss peace in Ireland, the first of four meetings in 1921

The book covers rural and urban scenes of Ireland that have largely disappeared, as well as panoramic views, portraits of politicians, writers, farmers, fishermen and explorers.

Build the Fastnet Lighthouse in – the light became operational in 1902

The series of books was assembled by John Breslin, professor at NUI Galway, and Sarah-Anne Buckley, lecturer in history at NUI Galway and president of the Women’s History Association of Ireland.

Mr. Wynne in 1871 in Castlebar, Co. Mayo setting up his photographic studio. After 144 years in business, Wynne’s of Castlebar closed in 2011

Old Ireland in Color 2 is published by Merrion Press and costs £ 21.99.

The book can be ordered directly from www.MerrionPress.ie


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