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!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Dalymount Park the home of Irish Soccer Book by Colin White

What an exciting time to be launching an Irish Soccer Book! We are on our way to European Championship 2016 in France. For a small population we are lucky to have great sporting achievement thanks to our dedicated sports people. Well done to Martin O'Neill and all the Team who have done us proud again.
Tomorrow evening we will have the privilege of meeting John Giles in Dalymount Park to Launch Colin Whites book containing a great pictorial record of Irish Soccer over the years and all the famous teams and players who visited Dalymount, I was surprised at the great images that were captured on wet and cold winter evenings. This will be the must have gift for any Irish Soccer Fan this Christmas so he/she can quote the history over a latte in France next summer.
John Giles Irish Photo Archive  this link will give a sample of the great images we can provide in Fine Art Print complete with certificate of authenticity, embossed stamp, and Guaranteed Irish. from a very reasonable price of just €20 + tax and postage.
Colin White Author and Publisher is Columba Press 
There will be an e-book version also available if your like me and forget to buy that gift on time you can pull the game out of the fire and send the ebook. 

Dalymount Park: The Home of Irish Football is a lovingly crafted pictorial history of one of Dublin’s most treasured landmarks, put together by journalist and lifelong League of Ireland supporter Colin White.

Spanning twelve decades, the book contains fantastic photographs and magic memories from the stadium’s 125-year existence.

Irish legend John Giles, a man who stood in the terraces as a boy watching his heroes gracing the turf at ‘Dalyer’, has penned a heartfelt foreword – a love letter to the place where he began his international career.

“Dalymount Park is and forever will be the true historic home of Irish football. As a football man, it means a lot to me, and I know it means a huge amount to Irish football fans throughout the country.” – John Giles

Friday, 13 November 2015

Happy Customer in France

Cathie in Perpignan France found this unique image that brought her back to a Happy Day in Dublin 

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JFK Passing O'Flynn's Barbers O'Connell Street 26/6/1963
Hi Sean,
Thank you so much for the swift arrival of my wonderful photo. 

I can tell you where it has taken me.
Im 4, standing with my dad in the doorway of my dad’s barber shop...and I saw nothing because of the crowds. 
I didn’t care, I got an ice cream from Fortes shop next door to celebrate the moment. 
A 99 with bright red syrup.
Who passed? I don't know..... two men in a big car and a man with sunglasses.
But I'm there.

Thank you.

you MUST advertise this service for Christmas; What a super idea as a present (and lets face it, who remembers whet they got last year!!) 
Imagine getting a photo of some big occasion, newsworthy event.... of the year you were born... 
I bet if you put all the BIG moments from each year (from the 30s onwards) that people would love a super print and the lovely cert along with it.
My photo is now framed, and on my wall. Ive no doubt people may think Im a real traditional Irish woman with Kennedy and Dev on the wall (all I'm missing is the Pope) !!
Do I care?
Cathie O Flynn

Thanks Cathie: You have brought a smile to my face in an overcast Ireland today, There was a time when every home in Ireland had a picture of the Pope or The Queen but never Both other options were Big Ian or JFK.
We now have a wide choice of iconic Photographic Decor to suit the more cosmopolitan and informed times we live, as you say there is an image to suit everyone in our collection of B&W Fine Art Prints and a 4 day turnaround to the Sunny South of France ensures we will have your choice any where in the world in time to make a happy Christmas Memory.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Well Done New Zealand

I think all will agree the best team won the 2015 Rugby World Cup, so All back to work for the next 4 years and look forward to Japan 2019. All will also agree Our Irish Lads done us proud the competition is getting tougher every year and there are no soft team's as England learned very early in the competition
See link to New Zealand team in Ireland 1959 Team in Ireland

Irish Rugby Football Union, Ireland v New Zealand, Tour Match, Landsdowne Road, Dublin, Ireland, Saturday 7th December, 1963

Scotland preformed much better than some might expect and were unlucky not to be in the the shakedown

Scottish Rugby Fan's not happy and they might have good reason. Craig Joubert not going to win any popularity votes. IT Report Lets hope it inspires northern hemisphere rugby to be that little bit better and target Japan world cup 2019