Irish Photographers – 19th century

The Irish photographers mentioned below  are those contained in my own collection. There are still some gaps in the record but if  your ancestor was a photographer in Dublin in the second half of the 19th century, or you have other interests in that period and want more info, please feel free to contact me.

Adolphe (Golden Palette), 9 Westmoreland Street,  Dublin  -1875-1879-  (previously at 75 Grafton Street, Dublin -1860-1865-)

Callaghan – South Mall, Cork

Edmonds & Simonton – 28 Grafton St. Dublin

Galbraith, J – Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk

Glover, M – 124 Stephen’s Green, Dublin  -1883-1900-   (-1893- at 9 Westmoreland Street

Golden Palette (Adolphe) – 9 Westmoreland Street, Dublin  -1875-1879-

Kerr, Hugh – Carlisle Road, (London) Derry

Lauder Bros – 32 Westmoreland Street, Dublin  -1872-1900-

Lauder, E & J – 22 Westmoreland Street, Dublin

Lawrence, Wm – 5/7 Sackville Street, Dublin  1883

Magill, J – Donegall Place, Belfast

Nelson & Marshall – 11 Upper Sackville Street, Dublin  -1860-1879-

North, Thomas – 71 Grafton St., Dublin  -1880s?

Robinson & Sons- Dublin


17 Responses to Irish Photographers – 19th century

  1. Ira says:

    I now have three CDVs by Irish studios. I also just received an interesting fourth with an Irish association. It is of ‘Theresa of Paris’ with a Paris back mark but it has a label from a Dublin studio. A reseller? Do you want copies of these to add to your archives?

  2. Ira says:

    As of 20 April 2018 Ttere is a mis-identified photo on ebay by an Irish photographer. It is a cabinet card (dated 1898) and not a CDV or I would have bought it. Do a search of “CDV Dublin Photographer” GBP 2.00 with postage of GBP 2.75. No bids, 9 days left. Ships from Alford, UK.

  3. sylvia kerr says:

    My husband is related to Hugh Kerr from Carlisle Road, This is his great grandfather, We are trying to find any information of relatives.

  4. Fiona Doyle says:

    Hello there, I have a whole set of beautiful family photographs that I think were taken throughout the 19th century. The Dublin photographers are incorporated into the pictures . I am trying to date them and identify them . There are obviously shots of the same people from very young children through to middle age. Is there any help I can obtain?

  5. rosann holt says:

    Hi, I stumbled across this in my search for information on my family. My Great Aunt and uncle Denis and Bridget McLoughlin were photographers in 1901 (Bridget possibly a photographers assistant) They were living in Co Mayo at the time. Would anyone know how I could find out information about there careers or what the life of a photographer was like at that time.
    Many Thanks

  6. Ira Medcalf says:

    Hello, I am part of a civilian living history group (North Texas Civilian Historians, Facebook) focused on 1860+/-. Just purchased three Grubb lenses to use. I am wanting to find Irish CDVs from the 1855-65 period but not having much luck. Would you be able to help me with the Irish photographic history of that time period and point me in the right direction to be able to purchase some examples? My thanks, Ira~

  7. Linda Hearty says:

    I’m looking for information regarding J. Galbraith, Clanbrassil St. Dundalk, with special interest particularly in relation to photographs taken of prisoners released from Dundalk Gaol in 1882. Thanks

    • qvictoria says:

      That sounds an extremely interesting project to be researching, from a difficult time in Irish history. I have no access to Irish newspapers of the day, which would no doubt tell the tale.

      I have only one cdv photograph by Galbraith, showing a young man in fashionable attire, date unknown. The advert on the back might be of interest, or not. I will send a copy on to you

  8. Clare Lewis says:


    I have a photograph taken by W.J. Trimble & Sons, Church St, Dungannon, and I was wondering if you knew anything about them?

    I’m trying to date a photograph.

    Many thanks 🙂

    • Catherine McCann says:

      Hi Clare,

      I also have a photo taken by W.J Trimble & Sons, Church Street, Dungannon and I was interested in finding any information about them also. I would like to date it too.

      If you find any information, I would love to hear from you.


      Catherine McCann.

  9. Sean o Mara says:

    Hi there. Yes I read that on your Blog. I have found an extensive list and the information. I will send you the link as it will be useful for you. Here it is. This should take you beyond 1900.

    Found something. Roe mac Mahon was at harcourt street in 1925.

  10. Sean o Mara says:

    I’m trying to date a photo so I can clarify who the person is. To do this I need a date. Can you point me in the right direction? On the back it says; roe mc Mahon child photographer harcourt street Dublin. I’m trying to find the operating dates if the studio.

  11. Jason Roche says:

    I have a photo of my great great grandfather taking by golden palette 9 westmoreland street can you share any more info please if email the picture

  12. Lindsay Crawford says:

    I just found a photo of my great-grandmother, taken by William Lawrence, Photographer, 5 & 7, Upper Sackville Street, Dublin. Unfortunately undated, but guessing since she was married age 21 in 1883, that this was taken then.

    • qvictoria says:

      thanks Lindsay, At least we now have some idea when Wm Lawrence was operating. I’ll update his info.


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