A photographic history of the vanishing face of Ireland
The latest in this series takes a look at the most cherished sites of the country that time, progress, and fashion have swept aside. Since the dawn of photography in the mid-19th century, the face and economy of Ireland has changed dramatically, from a rural farming community to a rising industrial and tech-savvy "Celtic Tiger." It has also shaken off British rule and found itself embroiled in a bloody civil war. Featuring some of the most famous sites from across the 32 counties of Ireland (including locations used in "Game of Thrones"), this collection of photos shows the buildings, institutions, and infrastructure that have been lost along the way.
About The Author
Orla Fitzpatrick studied History of Design and Material Culture at the National College of Art and Design Dublin (N.C.A.D.) and has a PhD in photographic history from Belfast School of Art, Ulster University. She lives in Dublin and teaches history of photography and visual culture at N.C.A.D. as well as being the librarian for the National Museum of Ireland.