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.

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  1.  Livelihood and Housekeeping: harvest

    B028.03.00006

    Livelihood and Housekeeping: harvest

    Achill Island, Co. Mayo

  2.  Livelihood and Housekeeping: harvest

    B028.03.00007

    Livelihood and Housekeeping: harvest

    Achill Island, Co. Mayo

  3.  Livelihood and Housekeeping: harvest

    B028.18.00075

    Livelihood and Housekeeping: harvest

    Coumeenoole North, Co. Kerry

  4.  Livelihood and Housekeeping: harvest

    B028.18.00077

    Livelihood and Housekeeping: harvest

    Coumeenoole North, Co. Kerry

  5.  Livelihood and Housekeeping: harvest

    B028.18.00078

    Livelihood and Housekeeping: harvest

    Coumeenoole North, Co. Kerry

  6.  Livelihood and Housekeeping: farm implements

    B021.18.00005

    Livelihood and Housekeeping: farm implements

    Corkaguiny, Co. Kerry

  7.  Livelihood and Housekeeping: basket-maker

    B060.01.00009

    Livelihood and Housekeeping: basket-maker

    Inishmaan, Co. Galway

  8.  Communication and Trade: roads / paths

    C001.01.00003

    Communication and Trade: roads / paths

    Inishmore, Co. Galway

  9.  Communication and Trade: roads / paths

    C001.01.00004

    Communication and Trade: roads / paths

    Inishmaan, Co. Galway

  10.  Communication and Trade: roads / paths

    C001.01.00008

    Communication and Trade: roads / paths

    Inishmaan, Co. Galway

  11.  Communication and Trade: roads / paths

    C001.18.00013

    Communication and Trade: roads / paths

    Great Blasket Island, Co. Kerry

  12.  Communication and Trade: roads / paths

    C001.18.00016

    Communication and Trade: roads / paths

    Connor Hill Road; Connor Pass, Co. Kerry

  13.  Communication and Trade: roads / paths

    C001.18.00022

    Communication and Trade: roads / paths

    Coumeenoole Bay, Co. Kerry