Photo Call

Post date: Jul 20, 2011 12:55:28 PM

Abbeyleix will be featured in a book in the Then & Now Series to be published in the Autum by The History Press in Dublin

The idea is to match old photographs with modern one taken in the same location to-day

A total of 45 images will be required the standard layout will be two pictures per page accompained by an appropriate caption of about 200 words.

The book will be divided into between 5-10 chapters based on various subjects for example, Streets& Buildings, Pubs, Work & Play, events & Enteratainment etc

We are appealing for the use of old photographs ,each photograph will be duly credited to its owners .

It is a great honour for the town to be chosen for this project which is the brain child of Ronan Colgan who's mother has abbeyleix connections.

If you are willing to make your photographs available on loan for this exciting project please contact Mary White Tel no 057873125 or email