Old Ireland in Colour 2


John Breslin & Sarah-Anne Buckley

September 2021

The follow-up to the phenomenal 2020 bestseller Old Ireland in Colour, winner of Best Irish-Published Book of the Year, An Post Irish Book Awards, 2020.

Coming to North America 21 February 2022. Pre-order here


In Old Ireland in Colour 2, the much-anticipated sequel to their beloved bestseller, John Breslin and Sarah-Anne Buckley have delved even deeper into Ireland’s historical archives to uncover captivating photographic gems to bring to life using their unique blend of cutting-edge technology, historical research and expert colourisation.

Old Ireland in Colour 2 celebrates more of the rich history of Ireland and the Irish from all walks of life, and sees all thirty-two counties represented. With over 150 superb images, once again accompanied by insightful captions, the book is the perfect encapsulation of life in Ireland throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

From the chaos of the revolutionary period to the simple beauty of the islands, from the iconic to the domestic, there is something new and inspiring to be gleaned from every single page.


John Breslin is a Professor at NUI Galway, where he has taught engineering, computer science and entrepreneurship over a twenty-year period. He has written over 200 publications and co-authored two books. He is co-founder of boards.ie, adverts.ie, and the PorterShed.

Sarah-Anne Buckley is a lecturer in History at NUI Galway and President of the Women’s History Association of Ireland. She has published two monographs, four edited volumes and numerous articles. She is cofounder of the Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class and Senior Research Fellow in the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre.

ISBN 9781785374111

Praise for Old Ireland in Colour 2

‘…beyond the attention to detail, the wide scope of images selected and the dedication to precision, there’s something uniquely heartwarming to the project. Its magic captivated readers with the first book and no doubt will do so again.’
Chrissie Russell, Irish Independent

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