Kerry | Tomás Ó Muircheartaigh

Gender
Male
Birth date
27 March 1907
Date of death
17 March 1967
Birth place
Dublin, Co. Dublin
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About

The prolific and talented amateur photographer is perhaps best remembered for capturing the everyday life of ordinary people living in rural Ireland, especially in Gaeltacht districts. He worked for the Department of Education for much of his life, devoting his spare time to hill walking and his love of Irish language and culture, themes reflected in his photographic work.

A selection of his photographic work was published posthumously in 1970, in a book titled An Muircheartach, a work which drew considerable critical acclaim. Sadly, the original film negatives used in the production did not survive, but happily more than a thousand of his original 35mm negatives were donated to the Irish Folklore Commission, and many of these complement the series of images that appear in An Muircheartach.

Result count: 179
  1.  Settlement: hearth and chimney

    A021.18.00054

    Settlement: hearth and chimney

    Ballynagall or Ballydavid, Co. Kerry

  2.  Livelihood and Housekeeping: farm implements

    B021.18.00005

    Livelihood and Housekeeping: farm implements

    Corkaguiny, Co. Kerry