Old Ireland in Colour 2


John Breslin & Sarah-Anne Buckley

September 2021

The follow-up to the phenomenal 2020 bestseller Old Ireland in Colour, winner of Best Irish-Published Book of the Year, An Post Irish Book Awards, 2020.

Available to order in North America here


In Old Ireland in Colour 2, the much-anticipated sequel to their beloved bestseller, John Breslin and Sarah-Anne Buckley have delved even deeper into Ireland’s historical archives to uncover captivating photographic gems to bring to life using their unique blend of cutting-edge technology, historical research and expert colourisation.

Old Ireland in Colour 2 celebrates more of the rich history of Ireland and the Irish from all walks of life, and sees all thirty-two counties represented. With over 150 superb images, once again accompanied by insightful captions, the book is the perfect encapsulation of life in Ireland throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

From the chaos of the revolutionary period to the simple beauty of the islands, from the iconic to the domestic, there is something new and inspiring to be gleaned from every single page.



Prof. John Breslin is a Personal Professor in Electronic Engineering at the University of Galway, where he is co-PI at the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics.  He is co-founder of boards.ie, adverts.ie, and the PorterShed (Galway City Innovation District).  From Fanore in the Burren, he lives between Moycullen and Oughterard in Connemara.

Sarah-Anne Buckley is an Associate Professor in History at at the University of Galway.  Chair of the Irish History Students’ Association, co-PI of the Tuam Oral History Project and past President of the Women’s History Association of Ireland, she has authored/edited ten books.  From Cobh, she lives in Galway.

ISBN 9781785374111

Praise for Old Ireland in Colour 2

‘…beyond the attention to detail, the wide scope of images selected and the dedication to precision, there’s something uniquely heartwarming to the project. Its magic captivated readers with the first book and no doubt will do so again.’
Chrissie Russell, Irish Independent

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