Old Photos of Ireland, in Colour

When I was younger, I used to think that back in the old days, life was black and white. Every old picture was black and white, and I had a hard time imagining the colors.

Luckily for us all, the computers have learned a new trick recently. They can look at a black and white photo and guess what the colors should be. It means that now, whatever black and white photos you have, you can look at them again, but this time in colour.

I have colourized some old photos of Ireland for your enjoyment. If you would like a particular photo colourised, send it to me at donncha@focalise.ie.

If you would like, I can also add it to the gallery of colourised photos below. Of course, you can keep it private too. The colour can add a wonderful new depth to the photo.

Lisdoonvarna, 1890
1914, Lifeboat men
Dunmanway, Co.Cork. 1911-1914
1890, Glencar Tea House
Killarney House, Co. Kerry, Circa 1877-1914 
Royal Engineers, Signalling Corps, 27 March 1915
Bray, Co. Wicklow 1900 – 1920
 Kilkeel, Co. Down 1890
Trinity College, Dublin, Late 19th Century
Trinity College, Dublin, Late 19th Century, Colorized.
Moore Street, Dublin, March 1946
Moore Street, Dublin, March 1946
Easter Rising 1916, O Connell’s Bridge Dublin
City Hall, Cork
Belfast, Royal Avenue, 1890, Colourized
Easter Rising, Dublin 1916

Cork 1902

If you would like me to colourise a photo for you, send it to me with the form below and I will colourise it as soon as I can.

If you find this page interesting, please share it with your friends. Perhaps they have some more great old black and white photos to colourize.