The 71 files in this series are a collection of photographs taken of various locations in Ireland over the period from 1965 to 1988. The documentation is in the form of slides, negatives, photographic prints, transparencies and two floppy discs. The locations, monuments and buildings depicted in this series include: various landmarks in Kilkenny City; miscellaneous high crosses across Ireland such as St. Muiredach's Cross in Monasterboice, and well-known monuments such as the round tower at Glendalough; and the Parnell and O'Connell's monuments, other landmarks in Dublin such as Trinity College Dublin, the Mansion House; and finally shop fronts from counties all over Ireland are recorded in this series.
This small series primarily documents the KDW's photographic collection of locations and buildings in Ireland. There are no KDW record sheets relating to this series in the archive. The reason for collecting these images is not evident; however the large number of files relating to Kilkenny and its environs could suggest that they may have used the images for presentations or local publications, or for historical purposes. The documentation includes views of Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House, the Courthouse, the Tholsel, St. Canice's Cathedral, St. Mary's Cathedral, the Black Abbey, Jerpoint Abbey and streets in Kilkenny such as High Street and Maudlin Street.
Approximately 39 files in this series relate to shop fronts taken in many towns and counties across Ireland, some of these locations include; Ardee, Ballyjamesduff, Castlepollard, Cahir, Carrickmacross, Cavan, Clonmel, Cork, Dublin, Dunmanway, Ennis, Fermoy, Galway, Kilarney, Longford, Macroom, Tralee, Waterford and Youghal. It is possible that the extensive research on shop fronts may have been influenced by a textiles project where printed tea towels featuring shop fronts were designed by the KDW for the tourist market. The collection of slides depicting shop fronts is a valuable record for researchers in visual culture, architecture and social historians. Some files solely depict shop signs, street signs or advertisements which showcased the graphic design styles and typography of that time, many used an old Irish typeface that is no longer commonplace.