A Century of News Photography: to mark the centenary of the Irish Independent 1905 - 2005

The exhibition A Century of News Photography was first put together to mark the centenary of the Irish Independent, and to acknowledge the generosity of the 2004 donation to the Library by Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited of its entire photographic collection. The collection, comprising more than 300,000 images, is of immense historical value and provides an excellent record of almost every aspect of 20th century Irish life.

Among the images included in this exhibition are a photograph of Harry Boland, Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera at the first meeting of Dáil Éireann (1919); the construction of the Shannon hydroelectric scheme (1928); Amelia Earhart in Derry (1932); the North Strand, Dublin following the bombing by German planes (1941); The Beatles at the Belfast Ritz Cinema (1963); George Best and other Manchester United team members training at the Shamrock Rovers football ground in Milltown, Dublin (1964); Charles Haughey tops the polls (1973); Seamus Heaney following his Nobel Prize win (1995).

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