I recently came across some incredible vintage posters of Ireland as promoted by the Irish Tourist Board.
I want to share some of these gems with you.
The artwork is stunning!
Much of it in the Art Deco style.
These posters represent a time when Ireland still retained a distinct culture of living that was outside of the mainstream.
The days before the dreaded “Celtic Tiger,” when much of what was distinctly and uniquely Irish, was set aside in favour of ostentation and materialism.
Bealtaine 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.
The 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.
I hope you find these images as beautiful and enchanting as I do…