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Welch Collection

The R.J. Welch photographic collection consists of glass negatives, original prints, lantern slides, original photographic albums and published series of views. Dating from c.1880 - c1935, it contains material of topographical, scientific, anthropological, archaelological, transport and industrial interest, covering the whole of Ireland with particular emphasis on the north and west. In addition to the photographical material, the museum holds Welch’s diaries and field notes and also his annotated maps. 

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Photographic Print

Photographic Print

subject : view of yew terraces at the Viceregal Lodge;part of a group of prints of similar type, some of which are annotated by Welch. Condition : goo...

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

High Cross in Clones Diamond with children sitting around base....

Photographic Print

Photographic Print

subject : view of smoothing room in Robinson and Cleaver's Linen Factory, showing rows of girls sewing at machine;albumen print. Condition : good...

Photographic Print

Photographic Print

subject : photograph of water flowing over rocks in wood;platinotype print. Condition : good...

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

International salt company....

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

Herring fishery; gutting fish. 1930-31....

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

Footbridge at mouth of the Margy. Dated September 1923....

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

Broadway Damask Company, Ltd. Weft winding. Dated 1923....

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

City Hall. Head of public hall staircase and first floor landing corridor....

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

Dublin Castle interior; St Patrick's Hall....

Lough Salt, Co. Donegal

Lough Salt, Co. Donegal

Side-car at Lough Salt....

Photographic negative

Photographic negative

G.N.R. Class A2 first class saloon coach; interior....

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

City Hall. Dome, tympanum and porte cochere. Between 1906 and 1909....

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

View from Peter's Hill Baths (at corner of Old Lodge Road), looking south-eastwards into Upper North Street. Dated February 1894....

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

Glenariff waterfall. the Tears of the Mountain....

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

Museum and Art Gallery. Applied Arts gallery. View of empty gallery with fixed display cases in position....

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

Curator's house. View similar to previous number, but much later date, showing many changes in surrounding landscape....

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

Portora Royal School; distant view....

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

"Widow Greer 'flowering', Wren's Nest"....

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

Harland & Wolff, Ltd. Ships: T.S.S."Saxon" (No.326), launched 21 December 1899. Interior view, showing dome....

Photographic negative : photographic print

Photographic negative : photographic print

"The Grove". East front and north side....

Photographic Print

Photographic Print

Subject : view of local boy in homespuns looking out from inclined doorway at Teampul Mc Durgh Aranmore [sic] Inishmore....

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