Old Ireland in Colour
John Breslin & Sarah-Anne Buckley
Old Ireland in Colour brings to life the rich history of Ireland and the Irish through the colour restoration of these stunning images of all walks of Irish life throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Winner of Best Irish-Published Book of the Year, An Post Irish Book Awards, 2020
Available in North America here.
Old Ireland in Colour celebrates the rich history of Ireland and the Irish through the colour restoration of stunning images of all walks of Irish life, and the Irish abroad, throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From the chaos of the Civil War to the simple beauty of the islands, each image has been exquisitely transformed and every page is bursting with life.
Using a combination of cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology and his own historical research, John Breslin has meticulously colourised these pictures with breathtaking attention to detail and authenticity. With over 170 photographs from all four provinces, and accompanied by fascinating captions by historian Sarah-Anne Buckley, Old Ireland in Colour revitalises scenes we thought we knew, and brings our past back to life before our eyes.
- The Irish Revolution
- Society and Culture
- Women and Children
- The Irish Abroad
- Scenic Ireland
Praise for Old Ireland in Colour
The Daily Mail
The Irish News
The Irish Examiner
‘Incredibly poignant, beautiful photographs of Old Ireland, given a modern twist.’
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
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.