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A busy day at the Market Square, Enniscorthy, in the early 1890s. All photos courtesy of the NLI

A busy day at the Market Square, Enniscorthy, in the early 1890s. All photos courtesy of the NLI

A group of Civic Guards in Wexford, June 7 1924. Photos courtesy of the NLI

A group of Civic Guards in Wexford, June 7 1924. Photos courtesy of the NLI

Pupils of Our Lady of Lourdes Holy Faith School, Rosbercon, New Ross, dressed up for a school play, December 23, 1930. All photos courtesy of the NLI

Pupils of Our Lady of Lourdes Holy Faith School, Rosbercon, New Ross, dressed up for a school play, December 23, 1930. All photos courtesy of the NLI

A group of lifeboat men from the Fethard Lifeboat, February 24, 1914. Those pictured were involved in the Fethard Lifeboat disaster, in
which nine crew members died as they went to help the Mexico, which ran aground near the Keeragh Island

A group of lifeboat men from the Fethard Lifeboat, February 24, 1914. Those pictured were involved in the Fethard Lifeboat disaster, in which nine crew members died as they went to help the Mexico, which ran aground near the Keeragh Island

The gymnastics class from Good Counsel College, New Ross. This photo was commissioned by Rev Father Conlan in the 1930s

The gymnastics class from Good Counsel College, New Ross. This photo was commissioned by Rev Father Conlan in the 1930s

Onlookers line up along Main Street in Wexford town, photographed
by Robert French between 1865 and 1914

Onlookers line up along Main Street in Wexford town, photographed by Robert French between 1865 and 1914

Mr and Mrs Philip B Pierce with their Rolls Royce at Park House, Wexford on June 5, 1946

Mr and Mrs Philip B Pierce with their Rolls Royce at Park House, Wexford on June 5, 1946

A busy day at Rosslare Strand, photographed by Robert French between 1865 and 1914. All photos courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

A busy day at Rosslare Strand, photographed by Robert French between 1865 and 1914. All photos courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Public transport in the village of Courtown

Public transport in the village of Courtown

A peaceful day in Courtown Harbour, photographed between 1880 and 1900

A peaceful day in Courtown Harbour, photographed between 1880 and 1900

The stately Edermine House, built in 1840, photographed sometime between 1880 and 1900

The stately Edermine House, built in 1840, photographed sometime between 1880 and 1900

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A busy day at the Market Square, Enniscorthy, in the early 1890s. All photos courtesy of the NLI

A collection of striking images from County Wexford's storied past have been digitised and made freely available online from the National Library of Ireland as part of a new initiative entitled 'Around the Island'.

Among the amazing scenes captured are a peaceful day in Courtown Harbour, onlookers lined up along Main Street in Wexford town, smiling pupils at Good Counsel College, New Ross and a busy day on the Strand in Rosslare.

The library is now inviting the people of Wexford to connect and reconnect with the county's past by taking a look through the collection.