Collection: Redmond Photographic Collection

Collection DescriptionDonated to Laois County Library by the Redmond family in 2002, to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of Terry Redmond, a popular professional photographer based in Portlaoise from the 1950s to the 1970s. The collection is significant and comprises over 300 images documenting local, social and family history and recording significant local sites and events in Laois. The complete Redmond archive comprises approximately 300,000 negatives, the majority of which relate to County Laois, and to Portlaoise in particular. It is likely to be the largest pictorial record of any regional Irish town. The archive is maintained by Terry Redmond’s son, Brian, a professional photographer based in Roscrea. The collection also includes images from 50/50 Vision, an exhibition that illustrated changing Portlaoise streetscapes over a century, by juxtaposing photographs taken by Brian in the early 2000s with those captured by Terry in the 1960s and the Eason Collection, dating from the early 1900s.
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Repository: Laois Local Studies

Repository NameLaois Local Studies
AddressLaois Library Headquarters Old Mill Church Street Portlaoise County Laois
EircodeR32 HDA3
Telephone(057) 859-4985
Telephone 2(057) 859-4982
Email Address 2
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