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.
DRUM – Portrait of a village
We are currently working in partnership with Monaghan County Heritage and Arts offices to research family histories in Drum, County Monaghan. Organised a part of the Monaghan County Creative Ireland programme 2017 in partnership with Drum Development Association.
The Photo Album of Ireland is a Gallery of Photography outreach project.