Old photographs and postcards provide a graphic representation of life and experiences in Kilkenny of times past.
Kilkenny Local Studies had a long standing policy of preserving these visual representations.
All photographs and postcards can be viewed at the Local Studies Department.
Reproduction is subject to copyright restrictions and the condition of the originals.
A reproduction cost will be charged.
Below is a guide to the main collections. Catalogue descriptions of all these images are available on line through the Library catalogue.
LawrenceCollection(1901) - City and County of Kilkenny
LawrenceReproduction(1990) - City and County of Kilkenny
Crawford Collection (1946) - Kilkenny City.
The Valentine Collection (1950’s) - Kilkenny City
Miscellaneous Collection of Photographs from the 1920’s to the present of Life in Kilkenny City and County.
Aerofilms - Aerial Photographs (mid 1960’s)
Amenity Study Photographs - Bolton Street Student’s Survey (1970) - Kilkenny City.
Bord Failte Photographs (mid 1970’s) - Kilkenny City and County.
Industrial Archaeological Survey Photographs of Kilkenny City and County.
St. John's Parish Centenary Collection
Victorian Photograph Album of Kilkenny - Scenes and People
Kilkenny Photographic Society: From Source to Sea.
The River Nore 2010
(Copyright - Kilkenny Photographic Society)
Postcards - Collection of old postcards of Kilkenny interest, these include old photographic images, hand - tinted images and promotional cards.
Graiguenamanagh, please click link below to view sketches of Brandondale drawn by artist Mary Burtchaell circa 1850
Mary Burtchaell Album.pdf (size 2.9 MB)
Courtesy of the Graiguenamanagh Historical Society
The original sketches are on permanent display in Graiguenamanagh Library