Information

Vintage Photos of Ireland

A place to post and discuss old pictures of Ireland

Members: 28
Latest Activity: Aug 10

Discussion Forum

Counties Monaghan and Tyrone for Member Ray McKenna

Started by Belinda Evangelista. Last reply by Brendan Hamilton Apr 2. 1 Reply

Looking for historic photos of Counties Monaghan and Tyrone, especially from the parishes bordering the two counties. Perhaps as many as 30% of all the Irish who came to Providence, R.I., and…Continue

Comment Wall


Founding Member
Comment by Belinda Evangelista on August 21, 2013 at 1:32pm

An Irish country Post-Mistress circa 1904
Photo Hogg Belfast

I found this one in an old 'O'Donohoe magazine from 1904

Comment by Gerry Regan on August 21, 2013 at 1:33pm

I'm fascinated by the photos depicting Ireland from the earliest days of photography to recent times. Thanks, Linda, for faclitating this exploration for us all here!


Founding Member
Comment by Belinda Evangelista on August 21, 2013 at 1:34pm

Another one from the O'Donohoe magazine which is entitled 'Recreation Hour' from an article on National Schools from early 1900

                      


Founding Member
Comment by Belinda Evangelista on August 21, 2013 at 1:35pm

That the course of true love is apt to run even less smoothly in Ireland than elsewhere is proved by the actions —reminiscent of those of the United Irish League—of the neighbours of Robert Flynn, a young Leitrim farmer, who, after having courted one girl for some time, changed his mind and eventually married another at the Enniskiilen Registry Office, the parish priest having refused to officiate. The same night, however, his house was surrounded, and the bride's father was forced to take his daughter home, masked men preventing Flynn from accompanying them. Since then he and his wife have been kept apart, their respective homes being watched day and night so that they can hold no communication with each other.

Taken from 'The Bystander' vol 18 of 1908


Founding Member
Comment by Belinda Evangelista on August 21, 2013 at 1:36pm

An Irish country store from the bookhttp://archive.org/stream/shamrocklandramb01jone#page/216/mode/2up 
Shamrock-land; a ramble through Ireland (1908)

        Photo: An Irish country store from the book <a rel=nofollow href=

Comment by Gerry Regan on August 23, 2013 at 12:21pm

What are the tools leaning against the store? Anyone have any idea?

Comment by Walter Crawford on August 31, 2013 at 6:20pm

The tools leaning against the wall on (the left hand side of the door) might be shafts for "Long Tailed Shovels"  and the article in front of the shovels, looks like some sort of an upturned stool. Purely quess work. I find that this is a great site with its vintage photographs.


Founding Member
Comment by Belinda Evangelista on August 31, 2013 at 8:45pm

The Isle of the shamrock (1901)


Author: Johnson, Clifton, 1865-1940


Founding Member
Comment by Belinda Evangelista on August 31, 2013 at 8:51pm

This one is from the same book as above and is entitled hungry.  I've yet to figure out if it's the child or the dog or both that are hungry.

Comment by Walter Crawford on September 1, 2013 at 3:03pm

I think it's the dog that is hungry - he is obviously eager to get hold of the little girl's slice of bread.  The girl looks well nourished, none-the-less it is a very engaging photograph.

Comment

You need to be a member of Vintage Photos of Ireland to add comments!

 
 
 

Newsletter

Adverts

Extend your reach with The Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partnership and The Green Pages.

© 2014   Created by Gerry Regan.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Post the following: Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...