Collections

Ongoing indexing, digitising, copying and cataloguing projects ensure that the photographs in our care are becoming increasingly accessible to the public. However, it should be noted that there are a number of collections that cannot be made available to researchers at present. See the Accessing Photographs section to find out how to consult Photograph Collections

There follows a listing of some of the better known collections in the Archive, please follow the links to find out more about a specific collection.


Christopher Robson Photographic Collection
Photographs recording LGBT+ life between 1992 and 2007, taken by gay and civil rights activist, Christopher Robson.

Our Own Place Collection
An archive prepared in 1996, of over 600 photographs and text, reflecting contemporary life in Ireland.

Lawrence Photographic Project 1990/1991.
A collection created in 1991, replicating 1,000 Lawrence Collection photographs, to record the changing landscapes of Ireland.

Cardall Collection
This collection contains 5000 negatives from the Cardall postcard firm; the images date from the 1940’s – 1960’s.

Clarke Collection
This is a relatively small collection of photographs by JJ Clarke, mainly of Dublin in the period 1897 to 1904.

Clonbrock Collection
A collection of 3,500 glass plates spanning the years 1860 – 1930, it is an excellent pictorial record of the life of a landed family.

Eason Collection
A collection of 4,000 glass plate negatives created for Eason and Sons Postcard Company between 1900 – 1940.

Keogh Collection
A collection of 300 photographs from the Keogh Brothers Studio, Dublin from the period 1915 – 1930, includes excellent coverage of the political figures involved in the 1916 Rising.

Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Collection
This is a collection of 4.3 million negatives from the Irish Independent newspaper archive dating from 1912 to 1997.

Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection
This is a collection of aerial photographs of Ireland that were taken by Captain Morgan in the mid 1950s.
 
Eviction, Moyasta, Co. Clare, ca. 1886-1890 (LROY 1767).
Eviction, Moyasta, Co. Clare, ca. 1886-1890 (LROY 1767).
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