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 nineteen and twentieth century. From the chaos of the Civil War to the simple beauty of the islands; from legendary revolutionaries to modest fisherfolk, every image has been exquisitely transformed and every page 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 breath-taking attention to detail and authenticity. With over 250 photographs from all four provinces, and accompanied by fascinating captions by historian Sarah-Anne Buckley, Old Ireland in Colour breathes new life into the scenes we thought we knew, and brings our ancestors back to life before our eyes.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS: John Breslin is a Professor at NUI Galway, where he has taught engineering, computer science and entrepreneurship over a twenty-year period. He has written over 200 publications and co authored two books. He is co-founder of boards.ie, adverts.ie, and the PorterShed.
Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley is a lecturer in History at NUI Galway and President of the Women’s History Association of Ireland. She has published two monographs, four edited volumes and numerous articles. She is co-founder of the Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class and Senior Research Fellow in the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre.
FORMAT: Hardback 240 x 190mm
EXTENT: 252pp ILLUS: 250 full-colour photographs
CATEGORIES: Irish Interest, Irish History, Photography
As seen on RTÉ’s Six-One News and The Late Late Show – large format full colour gift book for Christmas 2020
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Featuring almost 250 intricately colourised photographs of Ireland and the Irish from the past two hundred years