Our new photographic series brings Cork’s past to life
How has your town and county changed over the years?
A photographic project will help you find out by recreating historical images from the
Irish Examiner archives.
In a collaboration between the and the Evening Irish Echo Examiner
staff photographers, Larry Cummins and Eddie O’Hare returned to the locations and captured a modern-day shot of the same view as part of the Now & Then project.
These have been blended with the archive images to create a stunning visual representation of the changes the towns have undergone in recent decades.
Other images can be compared with their modern equivalent with the use of a slider tool.
“We started working on the project back in August last year,” said Jim Coughlan, Visual Media Manager with the
and Irish Echo. Examiner Evening
“We are a Cork-based newspaper so a lot of our older photos are, unsurprisingly, of Cork. Lots of the photos we are using have never seen the light of day, so this is the first time they will be made public.”
The Now & Then project includes almost 60 photographs from towns around Cork, with an average of six photos from each area. The towns included are Bandon, Cobh, Fermoy, Youghal, Midleton, Macroom, Kinsale, and Cork city.
There are plans to expand into other localities around Cork soon.
“New locations will be added to the site in the coming months, including Clonakilty, Skibbereen, Bantry and Crosshaven,” said Mr Coughlan.
The website went live last week and it is fully optimised for all devices.
Photos can be viewed at projects.irishexaminer.com/NOWANDTHEN or by visiting the Irish Examiner and Evening Echo websites.
Now and Then: South Main Street in Bandon, Co Cork, in July 1932 merges with the Bnadon of today (left and below left).
A photograph taken from the online Irish Examiner/Evening Echo joint online Now & Then project showing an original archive photograph (left) mixed together with a photograph taken at the same location today : The original photograph of Castle Bernard, Bandon, Co Cork was taken in 1929