Now & Then
Our special photo series brings the past to life in Cobh.
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 Irish Examiner and the
Evening Echo 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
Irish Examiner and Evening Echo.
“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.”
The Now & Then project in- cludes 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.
“New locations will be added to the site in the coming months, including Clonakilty, Skibbereen, Bantry and Crosshaven,” said Mr Coughlan.
The Now & Then project includes almost 60 photographs from towns around Cork, with an average of six photos from each area
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.
COBH NOW AND THEN: View from The Crescent, Cobh, showing construction of the spire of St Colmans Cathedral in 1916.
The Cork harbour town of Cobh taken earlier this year from a similar vantage point in The Crescen Cathedral in the background for the Now and Then project.