Fantastic 120-Year-Old Color Pictures of Ireland
There’s something about looking at old pictures of familiar places. Aside from the fact that it gives you a glimpse of what things are like during the time of your grandparents, it also lets you take a look at
Aside from the fact that it gives you a glimpse of what things are like during the time of your grandparents, it also lets you take a look at the world where everything seems to be the same but entirely different at the same time.
If you’re wondering what Ireland looks like in the late 1800s and early 1900s, check out these photochrom prints of the Emerald Isle. Taken between 1890 and 1900, these photographs were preserved by the Library of Congress.
Taken between 1890 and 1900, these photographs were preserved by the Library of Congress.
Royal Avenue, Belfast
A snapshot of Belfast’s most famous shopping district. Many of these buildings are still standing today.
Rustic Bridge in Glenariff
Until today, Glenariff Forest Park is a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful trees and waterfalls.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Believe it or not, this rope bridge connecting Carrick Island to the mainland is still in use. In fact, it has become a major tourist attraction over the years.
The beaches of Portrush are still popular amongst tourists today because now, they also have the option to visit the town’s many dance clubs and Barry’s Amusements, the biggest amusement park in Northern Ireland.
The odd natural design of these columns is said to be the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.
Vale of Avoca
The Vale of Avoca is the result of the River Avoca flowing through County Wicklow, where it starts off as two separate rivers before merging together.
Unfortunately, this particular waterfall doesn’t exist anymore because of the construction of the Poulaphouca Reservoir in 1940.
Bray used to be a sleepy fishing village, but as the people of Dublin started looking for less crowded places to live in, the town’s population grew quickly. Today, Bray houses Ardmore Studios, which produced film classics like Excalibur and Braveheart.
The Dargle Bridge
While it’s not obvious in this picture, the name Dargle (which comes from An Deargail that means “little red spot” in Gaelic) is in reference to the fact that most rocks in Dargle River have a reddish hue.
Because of its breathtaking scenery and proximity to Bray, the town of Enniskerry has been a popular tourist destination throughout the years.
Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
Opened in 1824, the Shelbourne Hotel is still in operation until this day.
St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin
This iconic Irish landmark was founded way back 1191. Now, it serves as the National Cathedral of Ireland.
Which one was your favourite picture of Ireland?