Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Market Place, Galway. Early 1900's

Feeling a tad homesick today, it being St Patricks Day and all. I love Canada but there are days where i miss the way things are done back home, not to mention the Irish sense of humour. The following are a tiny selection of images from the National Library of Ireland. Up to 34,000 historic images were made available to the public after the latest phase of a digitisation project.

Michael Collins. Circa 1914-1923

Children watching a Punch& Judy puppet show. Circa 1890-1910

The images include rural scenes, topographical scenes, candid street shots and historical figures such as Michael Collins, Eamon De Valera and Sean Heuston. Photographs have been sourced from various places including the Poole Whole Plate Collection, Keogh Collection and 76 images taken by medical student JJ Clarke showing Dubliners between 1897 and 1904.

Uileann Piper. Circa 1880-1914

Woman on O'Connell Street

Custom House Quay

To see more of the collection:


BMD said...

They're great. I was looking through it myself last night and here are two that I liked:

Sir RIchard Musgrave


Green of Eye, Sharp of Claw said...

@BMD: I love that the National Library are putting stuff out that's probably been gathering dust for years for public view. Ditto with the 1911 census

Awwwwwww the Musgrave one is deadly. Cute dog :)

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