Lost Ireland 1860-1960

ISBN: 9780993068584
Author(s): William Derham
Format: hardback
Year published: 2016
Publisher: Hyde Park Editions
Total Pages: 400
Illustrations: colour & b/w throughout


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Lost Ireland: 1860-1960 presents a panoramic sweep of Ireland’s forgotten built heritage.

From war and insurrection, to prosperity and development, the changes wrought by history have meant that a whole swathe of our build past no longer survives, save through the magic of the camera lens.

Drawing on a variety of photographic archives, this book offers, in broad strokes, a wide samples of what was lost to these changes: the humble mud huts of the transient labourer, and the ‘thatched mansions’ of the prosperous farmer; the edifices of industrial innovation and technology and the grand homes of the well-to-do.

Lost Ireland reveals a layer of Irish history which is both fascinating and nostalgic.

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