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  • Irish expressions and euphemisms
  • Irish proverbs
  • Cognitive Biases
  • How others saw the Irish
  • Historical photos: 19th C Fenians
  • Ireland in the 1930s ‘Dream Pictures’

The images are high resolution. They can be printed to 24 in X 36 in with no loss of quality. Many come in several styles, or variations.

The link at the bottom of this page takes you to a cloud folder of all images.


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Ireland through the eyes of others

‘The inhabitants of this island are unrefined, ignorant of all the virtues more than any other people, and totally lacking all sense of duty.’

‘I know not whether I had not as soone suffer a dead friend to be disfigurd by ratts as expose him to such unaccountable barbarities….’

‘This wild, reckless, indolent, uncertain and superstitious race have no sympathy with the English character.’

You can’t please everyone.

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Fenians - mugshots

These Fenian prisoners in Dublin had connections to the U.S. Perhaps that’s what made them such valuable targets for informants.
The photos can be found at the Thomas Larcom collection at New York Public Library LINK
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Cognitive Biases

Cognitive Bias has become a focus of much study and commentary. The publication of books such as Daniel Kahneman’s ’Thinking Fast and Slow’ and Michael Lewis’ ‘Moneyball’ and ‘The Undoing Project,’ has brought this field of Behavioural Economics into the public mainstream.

I complied a list of about 222 of these biases. There is overlap between some.

For more on Cognitive Biases: LINK
For an antidote: GapMinder
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‘Dream Pictures’ - Ireland in the 1930s

These images come from American photographer and travelogue lecturer Branson DeCou’s visits to Ireland in the early 1930s. He and his wife made lantern slides of them and hand-tinted most of them to garish extremes. He then used these slides in his lectures to the accompaniment of synchronised music. DeCou’s presentations, which he called ‘Dream Pictures,’ were popular and well attended.
Upon the death of his widow, DeCou’s collections passed into the hands of the University or California at Santa Barbara. The images may be accessed here. LINK
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