Tag Archives: colourisation


Joseph Wellend?

The Salthill Hotel, Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire), County Dublin in the 1800s

Rob Cross writes:

My restored and colourised pre-1894 photo of the Kingstown Railway Company’s Bath in Kingstown, now Dún Laoghaire and in the background the old Salthill Hotel designed by J.S. Mulvany for the Dublin & Kingstown Railway Co. in 1843.

Unfortunately it had been left derelict for some time before being destroyed by fire in 1970 and was later demolished in 1972. Once our architectural heritage is gone, it’s gone forever!

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A colourised blemish-free look at 1890s Gweedore, County Donegal, the largest Irish-speaking parish in Ireland.

Go hálainn.

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Good times.

Rory O’Connor

Kevin O’Higgins

Sligo, April, 1922.

To Arthur!


Arthur Griffith

Independent Newspapers Collection (National Library of Ireland)

Hitting the clay.

Her tí, her rules.


Seapoint, County Dublin.

Early ‘budgie smugglers’ (top left).

Wexford, 1902.

Good times.

Don’t try anything stupid, Herr Hitler

Nor you neither, Mr Churchill.

Names those APCs, anyone?

Who finds his way to these Parnassian islands?

Rob Cross writes:

My restored and colourised T. J. Molloy photo of Dublin‘s Grand Canal in the Winter of 1938 with Baggot Street Bridge [Dublin 2] in the background and the row of trees on the right is now where the Maxol Garage on Mespil Road is located…

Needs ducks.

UPDATE: Location in dispute (see comments).