Old Ireland in color: Fascinating images show life in the 19th and 20th centuries with cattle markets, fishing villages, horse-drawn carts and traveler children
By Tim Stickings For Mailonline
These vivid colourised photos bring to life the history of Ireland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, showing a world of cattle markets and horse-drawn trucks alongside Traveller children and pioneering women.
The images offer a glimpse of a time gone by, with horses in the streets, people sitting on mail trucks, and food and livestock changing hands in public squares.
But they also show Ireland on the brink of change, with one photo showing the founders of a women’s trade union while another shows revolutionary leader Michael Collins greeting a Gaelic football team.
Colourised by academic lecturer Professor John Breslin, the photos are being published in a new book called Old Ireland In Colour.
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