Irish Street Artist Creates Anaglyph Mural Of Edward Bruce, The Last High King Of Ireland

ACHES was just invited by the good people from Seek Dundalk to paint for their first ever festival. As usual with ACHES, the piece is technically incredible and shows an image of “Edward Bruce”, the disputed last High King of Ireland. Continue reading »

Great Portraits Of Ireland And The Irish At The Turn Of The 19th Century

Four boys at the Rocking Stone at Islandmagee, County Antrim.1870

Ireland in the late 19th Century was all boulders, rocks, pigs, plus fours, mud and stoicism. Well, it is if these photographs of the period are our guide. For people of great wit, anecdote and gab, the subjects look remarkably glum. You can detect a hint of merriment in the eyes of the cricket team, one or two of the lifeboat men are chipper and a member of the Waterford bicycle club is breaking ranks with an insouciant smirk. But either the photographer waited for his sitters to grow bored and sullen before capturing the moment for whatever agenda was being pushed – a clear association of people and the rugged milieu; an Irishman’s mien as grey as the skies and rocks – or else he got them all on a bad day. Continue reading »

2019 Irish Farmer Calendar Is Here!

Who needs beefy firemen or hot policemen calendars when you can have this amazing thing hanging on your wall? Featured below are the funniest photos from Irish Farmer Calendar 2019 issue and previous years. Scroll down and enjoy! Continue reading »

These Tiny Bubble Domes Let You Sleep Under The Stars

Enjoying the great outdoors usually stops when you need to slip into your cabin or tent for some shuteye. Keep soaking in Mother Nature as you drift off in these Bubble Domes, which are located in Northern Ireland and offer incredible views while you’re under the covers. Continue reading »

Incredible Hand-Tinted Postcards Capture 1890s Ireland In Vivid Color

These postcards of the sweeping hills, cliffs, and towns of Ireland were created using the Photochrom process, a complex method of imbuing black-and-white photographs with relatively realistic color.

Glenoe Village, County Antrim.

Library Of Congress

The closely-guarded process was invented in the 1880s by an employee of a Swiss printing company. It entailed coating a tablet of lithographic limestone with a light-sensitive emulsion, then exposing it to sunlight under a photo negative. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Ireland’s Essence In Gorgeous Green Sceneries

1

We told you about Claire Droppert some time ago when we presented some of her gravity work. Falling flowers and flying sand were something totally different than some of her other photography, much of it made traveling. This time, we are presenting the wonderful sceneries of South West Ireland, with the amazing wildlife, sea world and coastlines, and the domestic and wild animals representative of the country. Continue reading »

This Special Park In Ireland Is Filled With Statues That’ll Give You Nightmares

Victoria’s Way is located near Roundwood, Ireland and was designed for practicing Eastern meditation techniques. Passers-by may find this strange, as the park is populated with huge, black granite sculptures that look like horrifying monsters.

1
“Split Man”
Continue reading »