If there was ever a place that 'progress' did nothing to improve, it has to be Hawkins St, and in particular the site of the lamented Theatre Royal in …
At various times housing a political movement, piles of grain, a variety theatre, one of the first cinemas in Dublin and a now defunct newspaper, this …
At first glance Clifden seems to have changed little since the 1960s, but looks a little closer and there has been a transformation
The Curragh, in Co Kildare, might have been designed for racing horses and is the home of the Irish racing world.
Being an elephant in Dublin Zoo in the past was not much fun, confined for life to a tiny concrete enclosure, but things have improved considerably.
Dublin's original tram system ceased to be in 1959 but now trams are again on the streets and are hugely popular with commuters and visitors alike.
Irish towns have changed a lot in the last century, but in some ways they've stayed remarkably the same.
Once busy Irish ports have changed since the days when they were all about trade and transport.
People flock still to kiss the famous stone and, allegedly, gain the gift of loquaciousness.