All these photos are by the award winning Irish Press photographer Colman Doyle.
Colman was born in Dublin in 1932 and was staff photographer with the Irish Press from 1951.
The pictures are taken from his 1971 book, called “The People of Ireland”.
The book has 96 pages with chapters entitled The Arts, Islandmen & Countrymen, Children, The North, The Churches. All the photos we’ve scanned are taken from the chapter entitled “Ceann Dubh Dilis”
Published by The Mercier Press, Cork, the SBN no is 85342 228 1