Amazing photographs taken in Ireland around the turn of the last century have been brought to life with modern digital techniques.
The images show everything from school children playing in Co Monaghan in 1905, young women from Killarney posing for portraits in the 1870s and the streets of Cork in 1901.
The stereoscopic photographs, taken from 1870 to 1910, were sourced from files at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
Stereoscopy involves taking two photos a few inches apart and creating the illusion of 3D depth by viewing the two images through a binocular stereoscope.
‘These started out as stereoview cards that have been laying in plain sight for decades,’ Matt Loughrey of My Colorful Past who created the animations told MailOnline.
‘Ordinarily a person would need a stereocard viewer to get the three dimensional effect intended, a piece of hardware that was available at the time these images were made.
‘Fast forward to 2019 and technology enables the stereoviews to be seen using a series of gif animations to realize something unique and specific to Ireland.’
A photo of a young girl in the Gap of Dunloe in Ireland’s southwestern County Kerry in the 1870s has been colourised and animated
Some young boys pose up for the camera during a market day in Limerick in 1904
Locals walk down a street in Cork, southwest Ireland, in the year 1901
Boys and girls play outside a school building in Co Monaghan in 1905
A mother and four children pose in a doorway in Cashel at an unknown date
Three lace makers are seen working in Cashel, a town in County Tipperary, in 1900
This photograph is entitled ‘Domestic thrift in Claddagh, Galway, in 1904’
People flock to Eyre Square in central Galway for market day in 1905
Two young women are portrayed near the Gap of Dunloe in 1870
Two fishermen from Claddagh, an area close to the centre of Galway, in 1901
A man from Derry is photographed in 1910
Two young barefoot boys from Galway are photographed in the year 1900
A young woman from Derry in Northern Ireland poses for a photo in 1901
A woman walks through Avoca, a small town near Arklow, in County Wicklow, in 1904
A Galway couple are pictured at their home in 1906
This animation is described as depicting ‘a gentleman of Denbeigh and his pipe’ in a street in Killarney
A young Irish family are photographed in their home at an unknown location in 1904
A ‘boat man’ at Lough Gill, County Sligo is seen in 1901
A Galway man in vest and hat is seen smoking a pipe in the year 1900
A young boy is pictured at Ballynahinch Lake, in Galway in 1905