Welcome to Irish Photo Archive where Irish historical images and documents have been made available for you to purchase online.

We sell historical, archived images from every day Irish life as well as significant events in the country’s history.

From an archive of over 3.5 million images you can see the many significant characters that visited Ireland over the years. Have a look and enjoy!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Under the covers with JFK

We’ve told you about how our first digital book, President John F. Kennedy Visits Ireland in 1963, was launched yesterday. We would love if you purchased a copy, but we thought you might like a look inside first.

The second day - meeting the cousins
Each day Kennedy spent in Ireland is provided with a separate chapter. The images taken by the Lensmen photographers are the focus, of course, but we have tried to provide extra information on the other people featured in the shots. Most people know about how Kennedy visited his cousins and addressed the Dáil, but perhaps aren’t as familiar with the rest of the details of the trip, like for instance, the death threats issued against him or the riots that took place at the dinner party.

The major benefit of digital books is that the material can be updated without delay. There is no more need to wait for the next edition, or for the first print run to be exhausted. And anybody that bought a copy will have their digital book updated automatically each time the material is updated or added to.

All the images in the book are available from the Irish Photo Archive as fine art prints. There is a gallery at the end of the book featuring all images we have discovered of the visit so far. Each image has a link from the book directly to our website. Or you can of course access them directly from

Check inside and see if you find it interesting
You can also access a sample of the President John F. Kennedy Visits Ireland in 1963 on the iTunes Store. Each digital book has the option of downloading a sample 15 pages, like the ‘See Inside’ option on Amazon. This will be a section from one chapter, and you can purchase the full copy directly from it if you so choose.

We hope you enjoy the book, and that you find the photos as interesting as we do. If you have any further information about the people involved, or recognize anybody from the photos, we would love to hear from you on

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