Our photo albums give an insight into our private and public histories. Photographs from family albums or private collections often reveal details about how people lived and worked that official records don’t always capture. As generations pass our knowledge about this valuable social history is often lost.

The Photo Album of Ireland project invites people to contribute digital copies of their cherished family photographs or private photography collections to an emerging digital photographic archive. In this decade of centenaries, we want to build a democratic archival resource that looks at the history of Ireland from from the perspective of family, private or unseen photographic collections. The Photo Album of Ireland archive project is continuing to develop and will be presented in touring venues in a programme of exhibitions and outdoor projections.

A Gallery of Photography Education Outreach project funded by the Arts Council Touring Award and Monaghan Heritage Services. Touring partners: Monaghan Heritage Services, The Hunt Museum, Limerick and Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh.