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.

old postcard of Poulaphuca Fall
Poulaphuca Fall in Wicklow county
postcard of the Eccles Hotel in Glengariff
The Eccles Hotel in Glengariff, County Cork
historic photograph of saint Patrick street in Cork
St. Patrick Street in Cork (detail)
postcard of Glengariff in Ireland
Glengariff Harbor in 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.

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

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.

old postcard of an Irish colleen
An Irish Colleen
old postcard of Ireland
Peasants and their outside car or ‘jaunting’
old photo of bridge
A wooden bridge in Glenariff, county Antrim
ols postcard of belfast albert memorial
The Albert Memorial in Belfast (detail)

Can’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.

Old postcard of spinning wheel
An old woman with a spinning wheel

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