The Soul of Wexford:
Church interiors and town and Harbour scenes and artifacts that had not been captured before are presented among 200 original images in a new 148 page coffee table hardback book titled The Soul of Wexford by specialist photographer John Ironside.
book is subtitled Where the River Slaney meets the
Among the images that have excited historians are rare images captured at low tide of the remains of an old fort village at Rosslare point which was there until 1925 and 1926 when it was flattened by storms and its Duggan, Walsh and Wickham families had to leave for new homes in the Harbour a mile away. Historian Nicky Furlong said that the village once had a majestic house designed by the Anglo Irish explorer, Sir Henry Hughes of Ballytrent.
Double-page and major full page spreads in the book feature breathtaking images of dawn and sunset over Wexford Harbour, seagulls in the Harbour, ragworm casts, a unique photograph of a gathering storm over Wexford and another of a close-up of the historic Friary bell.
The beautiful cloister and the ceiling and altar of the church in St. Peter’s College seminary, designed by Augustin Pugin, are among the prominent images in the book.
The book includes images of The Quays, the Main Street, Wexford Harbour, Mary’s Bar in Cornmarket, Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rowe Street, St. Peter’s College, Institute of Perpetual Adoration, Church of the Annunciation, Clonard, Wexford Opera House, Selskar Abbey, St. Iberius’ Church, The Friary, Presbyterian and Methodist Church, Church of the Assumption, Loreto Convent, Presentation Convent and St. John of God Convent and extra theme pieces on the Lifeboat, Seals, Oyster Farming, Maudlintown Regatta, and traditional sailing cots on the Slaney estuary.
author, John Ironside, majors on his loves of church architecture and the
environment of the town and estuary. He is a Fellow of the Royal
Geographical Society and he has worked on photographic assignments in
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- Weight: 1.30kg
- Package Dimensions: 23.00cm x 0.50cm x 22.00cm