North Cork Through Time

North Cork Through Time

Cork City Reflections

Series: Reflections

Publication Date15th June 2021

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

A fascinating collection of merged historic and modern images that reflect the changes in the city of Cork through the decades.
RRP: £15.99 Online Price £14.39
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781398104587

One hundred years ago in Ireland marked a time of change. The continuous rise of an Irish revival, debates over Home Rule and the idea of Irish identity were continuously negotiated by all classes of society. In Cork City Reflections, authors Kieran McCarthy and Daniel Breen focus on the visual changes that have taken place in the port city on Ireland’s south-west coast. Using a collection of historic postcards from Cork Public Museum and merging these with modern images they reveal how the town has changed over the decades. Each of the 180 pictures featured combines a recent colour view with the matching sepia archive scene.


The authors have grouped the images under thematic headings such as main streets, public buildings, transport, and industry. Readers will be able to appreciate how Cork City has evolved and grown over the last century but also how invaluable postcards can be in understanding the past. In an age where digital photography and the internet have made capturing and sharing images so effortless, it is easy to forget that in the decades before the camera became popular and affordable, postcards were the only photographic souvenirs available to ordinary people.


This book, which vividly contrasts Cork past and present, will evoke many memories and appeal to residents and visitors alike.

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