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May 7, 2014

20 Amazing Vintage Photographs That Capture Daily Life in Ireland From the Late 19th Century

Ireland was part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1922. For almost all of this period, the island was governed by the UK Parliament in London through its Dublin Castle administration in Ireland. Ireland faced considerable economic difficulties in the 19th century, including the Great Famine of the 1840s.

Below is a collection of 20 stunning vintage photos that shows everyday life in Ireland in the late 19th century.

Ruins of Olderfleet Castle, Larne

North Quay, Drogheda

Sackville Street from Carlisle Bridge

Horse-drawn Omnibus, Westmoreland Street, Dublin

70 Patrick Street, Cork

Black Church Hotel in Kildare

Auld Reekie

Mystery Market = Grattan Square, Dungarvan

The Tholsel, Kilkenny

79 Grafton Street

The statue of Edmund Burke outside Trinity College Dublin

Horse-drawn tram, Patrick Street, Cork

Fire Engine No. 9 or Dust Cart no. 9

Stephen's Green, Dublin

Burns, Cutler.

Main Street in Blackrock, Dublin


Pub, building in street with hexagonal tower

At Kilkee, Co. Clare

Royal Mail 979 Day Car

(via National Library of Ireland)


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