CAPTURING LIFE IN WICKLOW
AN EXHIBITION of photographs held in the former Delahunt’s hardware building detailed Wicklow town’s past right up to the present day. The ‘Looking to the Future while Remembering Wicklow’s Past’ exhibition ran over six days as part of the Wicklow Regatta having taken place earlier in the year at the County Buildings at Whitegates.
Facilitated by Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board, and working with fine art print maker Conor Wickham, 11 photographers from Wicklow Photography Club spent several months digitising, repairing and restoring approximately one hundred old photographs ranging from the 1860s to the 1960s, the majority of which were previously unseen. The club hopes that a sense of Wicklow is captured in the present day photographs which also featured and will be preserved for future generations to enjoy.
It is anticipated that the collection will continue to grow will as Wicklow Photography Club members are eager to source and restore further Wicklow images and to continue to document life in present day Wicklow Town. If you have an interesting photograph of Wicklow past – people or places, club secretary Susanna Braswell can be contacted at susannamoran@ eircom.net.
CHARLIE COLGAN RESTORING THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN, BY WILLIE BYRNE LADS ON THE BANK BY THE LEITRIM, BY MANDY JACKSON MEMBERS OF WICKLOW PIONEER ASSOCIATION IN THE 1950S THE MAY PROCESSION AT ST PATRICK’S CHURCH IN THE 1960S