Monday 26 September 2016

Ireland's famous faces as you've never seen them before

Published 15/01/2016 | 23:35

Michael Collins strides through Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. A young civilian piper, Alphonsus Culloten, follows in tow. The shot was taken on Collins return from a memorial service on the 7 August, 1922. Just over two weeks later, he was shot dead by anti-Treaty forces in Cork.
Michael Collins strides through Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. A young civilian piper, Alphonsus Culloten, follows in tow. The shot was taken on Collins return from a memorial service on the 7 August, 1922. Just over two weeks later, he was shot dead by anti-Treaty forces in Cork.

Take a look at some of Ireland’s famous faces - and some of our most-famous historic photographs - as you’ve never seen them before.

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In this weekend’s Irish Independent, you’ll see the likes of Michael Collins and Countess Markievicz through a different lens.

Countess Markievicz outside the Four Courts with Kathleen Lynn
Countess Markievicz outside the Four Courts with Kathleen Lynn

These digitally enhanced, full-colour images have been specially curated from the Independent Archives.

To celebrate the release of this limited edition set, the Independent Archives is offering an exclusive 50pc discount on all prints.

Available this weekend only, until Monday January 18, every single print at independentarchives.com is half price, with free worldwide shipping included.

With vintage aerial images, sporting highlights and historical snapshots, there is something for everyone.

Left to right: Harry Boland, Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera, possibly during 1921 Truce.
Left to right: Harry Boland, Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera, possibly during 1921 Truce.

The Independent Archives is an entirely unique collection of images that documents the past 100 years of Irish history.

Recently unveiled as a digitized collection, the Archives are an invaluable resource for historians and an extraordinary visual record of our past.

The colour palettes have been devised from visual research to best match the clothing and uniforms worn at the time.

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