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Nostalgic postcards take us back in time to an Ireland of old

Postcards from up and down Ireland capture life all those years ago.

MANY PEOPLE FEEL a sense of pride in where they come from, whether it be a big city or small town.

It can be easy to forget about those that walked on the same paths as us all those years ago, but historic images remind us of times gone by in small town Ireland.

These amazing postcards from around the country capture what life was like for people nearly 100 years ago.

They are up for sale from Saturday 13 June at Whyte’s Auctioneers in Dublin.

Speaking to, Ian Whyte he said that he expected the sale to go well as people get very nostalgic about old postcards, particularly from their own area in which they live.

In all, there are over 5,000 postcards up for grabs, categorised by county.

Has it changed much? Take a look.


PC Church Street, Ennis, Clare. Source: Whytes Auctioneers


H2548-L74529551 M. & E. Sheehan Fish Market, Cork Source: Whyte's Auctioneers


H2548-L74529556 Cobh, Cork. Last port of call for the Titanic and embarkation point for many Irish emigrants. Source: Whyte's Autioneers


H2548-L74529698 Glenties, Donegal. Source: Whyte's Auctioneers


H2548-L74529701 (1) Newcastle Street, Kilkeel Source: Whyte's Auctioneers


H2548-L74529728 The Market Cross, Killarney Source: Whyte's Auctioneers

H2548-L74529729 The Puck Fair, Killorglin. Source: Whyte's Auctioneers


H2548-L74529600 High Street and City Hall, Kilkenny Source: Whyte's Auctioneers

Limerick City

H2548-L74529604 William Street, Limerick Source: Whyte'ss Auctioneers




H2548-L74529744 Lower Tullow Street, Carlow Source: Whyte's Auctioneers


H2548-L74529752 Main Street Castlerea, Roscommon. Source: Whyte's Auctioneers


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H2548-L74529719 Kneeling Corpus Christi, Procession, Headford, Galway 1908 Source: Whyte's Auctioneers

H2548-L74529720 Johnson and Son's Kinvara Source: Whyte's Auctioneers

H2548-L74529721 Shipping cattle, Inishman, Aran Islands Source: Whyte's Auctioneers


H2548-L74529658 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk Source: Whyte's Auctioneers


H2548-L74529713 Balla, Mayo Source: Whyte's Auctioneers


H2548-L74529714 Wine Street, Sligo Source: Whyte's Auctioneers


H2548-L74529663 Lismore Castle Source: Whyte's Auctioneers


H2548-L74529561 Main Street, Wicklow Source: Whyte's Auctioneers

H2548-L74529560 Grand Hotel, Greystones Source: Whyte's Auctioneers

Other things  for sale include collectors coins, medals, sports memorbilia and even an animated cell from The Simpsons signed by Nancy Cartwright.

Dublin postcards will feature in a post next weekend. 

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