Norman Ashe Aerial Photography Collection: Local views of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown in the early 1950s

Norman Ashe

Curated by Patrick Kiersey, this wonderful exhibition consists of 30 photographs, taken over Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown in the 1950s by Norman Ashe. They are of special interest as they depict the area when there were more fields than houses, lanes that became dual carriageways and landmarks that are no longer.

Patrick Kiersey, Art/Photographer teacher, with a keen interest in historical photographic collections, worked in Dún Laoghaire VEC/ETB for many years. He found the collection almost by accident and is restoring the images of aerial photographs from all over Ireland taken in the early 50s. The Norman Ashe Collection can be seen on Facebook (The Old Drone: Norman Ashe Aerial Photographic Collection). Patrick can be contacted at

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