Photochrome prints of Ireland

Photochrom or photochrome prints are a type of color prints that were very popular between 1890 and 1910. The photochrome process was mainly used to print postcards. Below is a collection of such old historical photos from various people and places in Ireland.

An old woman with a spinning wheel (detail)

Historical photograph of an old Irish lady spinning wool

Poulaphuca Fall in Wicklow county

Historic photo of Poulaphuca Fall in Wicklow county, Ireland


The Eccles Hotel in Glengariff, County Cork

Historical photograph of the Eccles hotel in County Cork, IrelandSt. Patrick Street in Cork (detail)

Historical photograph of Saint Patrick street in Cork, Ireland

Glengariff Harbor in County Cork

Historical photograph of Glengariff harbor in County Cork, Ireland

View from the Roches Royal Hotel in Glengariff Harbor, County Cork

Even though this picture is over 100 years old, the geometry of its windows gives it a contemporary look. It is one of the few photographs that doesn’t really look that old.

Historic photo of the view from  the Roches Royal hotel in GlengariffAn Irish Colleen

Colleen or Cailin is an Irish name that means ‘girl’. It is used to describe girls that have darker hair, fair skin and blue eyes. They’re what other people call ‘black Irish’, as opposed to the red haired, freckled look also common in Ireland.

Historic photo of an Irish ColleenPeasants and their outside car or ‘jaunting’

An old postcard depicting an Irish peasant, a peasant girl and a jaunting

A wooden bridge in Glenariff, county Antrim

Historic photo of a wooden bridge over a river in Glenariff in County AntrimThe Albert Memorial in Belfast (detail)

Historic photo of the Albert Memorial in Belfast, IrelandCan’t get enough of these historic photos?  Check out additional photochroms of North America, England, the European continent and of sailing boats and steamers in harbors.