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7 then-and-now archive photos of street scenes across Ireland

Views yesterday and today.

WE’VE taken seven photographs of Irish street scenes from the National Library of Ireland’s archive, and matched them with the same scene today thanks to Google Street View.

Some have hardly changed at all. Others are unrecognisable.

George’s Street (now O’Connell Street), Limerick, 1880

Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons

… and today

St Patrick’s Hill, Cork, circa 1900

Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons

… and today

College Street, Killarney, circa 1900

Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons

… and today

Main Street, Blackrock, Co Louth, circa 1905

Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons

… and today

Shop Street, Galway, 1910

Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons

… and today

The Mall, Tralee, 1952

Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons

… and today

High Street, Kilkenny, 1955

Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons

… and today

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Michael Freeman

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