The library, founded in 1974, and holding thousands of photographs, continues to expand as new images are added to the collection. Of particular interest are the photographs of Dublin in the 1980s, places in Ireland and wild plants in their natural environment. High resolution scans are available to authors, designers and publishers. Images from the collection have been featured in numerous publications and have been exhibited in galleries on both sides of the Atlantic.

To help picture researchers find an image many are shown in a series of themed catalogues. These PDF files can be opened by double-clicking on any of the cover image in side panel, right.
The series includes general pictures of IRELAND, DUBLIN, MAYO, FRANCE, NETHERLANDS, SHOP FRONTS, IRONWORK, SICILY, the WYNNE photographs from end of 19th century, THEMATIC images, DOORS and gates, CORSICA, AUSTRALIA, wild PLANTS, PEOPLE, North OSSETIA, NATURAL FORMS, and a selection of GALLERY exhibition photographs. After viewing remember to click on the < at top left to return to the library web site.


From left to right, Plantago from collection of wild plants, Carlingsford County Louth from Ireland series, Monastery in France, village in Corsica, Zuderzee in Holland, poition making in Mayo, Galway hooker at Aran Islands, George Morrison film director from series on people.

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Click on the image above to view some of the photographs taken by library founder, Tom Kennedy, over the last five decades.

How it works
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Usually no charges apply for search and supply of proofs

Below showing how images from the collection have appeared in numerous books, magazines and posters
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Sundew, Drosera rotundifolia. Tansey, Tanacetum vulgare. Șt John’s Wort, Hypericum performatum
Some of the fine 19th century engravings in the collection of common wild plants, restored and highlighted on a background. The extensive collection embraces hundreds of species native to Ireland, Britain and Mainland Europe.

Among the recent additions to the library, Soviet monument, Bulgaria, Mass in Foxford, Co Mayo, Chenoneux chateau on river Cher, horse racing on Bartra Strand, Co Mayo, Moylough ruin, Co Galway

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