THE PHOTO ALBUM OF IRELAND  – Your Photos, Your Memories, Our History

Our photo albums give an insight into our private and public histories. Photographs from family albums or private collections often reveal details about how people lived and worked that official records don’t always capture. As generations pass our knowledge about this valuable social history is often lost.

The Photo Album of Ireland archive is digitising material from the invention of photography in 1839 up to the advent of digital photography in the early 1990s. We are currently working in partnership with Heritage and Arts organisations to research family histories in Drum, County Monaghan and Pettigo, County Monaghan exploring the experiences of families living along the border. 

The Photo Album of Ireland is a Gallery of Photography outreach project.