Rebecca Brownlie’s ABANDONED IRELAND Out Next Week & Nominated for Irish Book Award!

We’re very happy to report that, not only is Rebecca Brownlie‘s ABANDONED IRELAND is due to be published next week by Merrion Press, but it is also nominated for an Irish Book Award! Specifically, the book is nominated for the Best Irish Published Book of the Year 2022.

Many congratulations to Rebecca!

Here’s the synopsis for the book…

Abandoned Ireland travels the length and breadth of the island of Ireland visiting and documenting our forgotten buildings, highlighting their social importance, and bringing their stories back to life through the medium of photography.

From Big Houses to humble cottages, schools to prisons, churches to dance halls, these buildings may now be abandoned, but they are far from empty. As a photographer, Brownlie’s instincts are remarkable. In the seemingly ruined and mundane she finds diamonds in the rough; her images of the ordinary ephemera of past lives – dusty love letters, rusting spectacles, photographs yellowed and curled with age – paint the pictures of real people and full lives.

Rebecca Brownlie’s photography reverberates with the echoes of our ancestors. Bursting with engaging and often surprising details, each haunting photograph is an invitation to immerse yourself  in history, and an Ireland long gone.