Vintage Ireland

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I recently came across some incredible vintage posters of Ireland as promoted by the Irish Tourist Board.

5c1965678f1b39459b7649e0a5a37a53 (1)I want to share some of these gems with you.

6c264253cf62f44195a1ccfee699775eThe artwork is stunning!

134e9219f82c35c43263ae06bfb689b1Much of it in the Art Deco style.

531d7a8f19978b9012686173d9b6f0f6These posters represent a time when Ireland still retained a distinct culture of living that was outside of the mainstream.

654eb97671d5d0cc7d8c1250d93b52f5The days before the dreaded “Celtic Tiger,” when much of what was distinctly and uniquely Irish, was set aside in favour of ostentation and materialism.

4370bd5e10c43a6ecea52132c62c6b32Bealtaine Cottage is one of the few old cottages that is actually lived in.

The new style is to live in enormous houses that are inevitably cold and beyond the habitation needs of the dwellers.

293378e32e041dfd563f5beb2f1bcd9eThe one real positive aspect of austerity, (and there are very few!), is that there is a slow, but steady return to what really matters…the land.

c33559bd37233575bd17925c86c739acI hope you find these images as beautiful and enchanting as I do…