Tourism Guidebooks – Fifties & Sixties
January 18, 2010
Day Tours by Road and Rail, 1957, Great Northern Railway Board
Glendaloch and its Ruins, 1967 (12th edition),
Above are three examples of tourist guidebooks and brochures from the fifties & sixties. What is interesting about these covers is how little the designs draw on Irish clichés – no shamrocks, leprechauns, shillelaghs, Gaelic script, Aran jumpers, Paul Henry landscapes, pints of stout, harps, rebels or ballad singers. Who the hell were the designers behind these and what were they thinking?