'Ireland Welcomes You'

Poster from c.1950


F:2007.91

Portrush. Northern Ireland. British Railways

Signed Ronald Lampitt. c.1950. Lampitt designed several posters of English scenes for the earlier Great Western Railway. Portrush is still a popular resort in County Antrim. The scene resembles many of posters for English resorts.


F:2007.88

Northern Ireland. Where the Mountains of Mourne Sweep Down to the Sea. British Railways

Signed David Cobb. c.1950. The words are from the famous song by Percy French. A crowded presentation, which suggests that perhaps Cobb was not a very accomplished landscape artist.


F:2007.86

Northern Ireland. Ulster. British Railways. The Giants Causeway, County Antrim

Signed Greene. c.1950. The Giant’s Causeway is one of Ireland’s most famous natural attractions and is classed as a world heritage site. The miniscule figures give a good idea of just how accessible a site it is.


F:2007.85

Northern Ireland. British Railways. Ulster Transport Authority. Great Northern Railway Board

Signed L.A. Wilcox. c.1950. A Glens of Antrim Scene, probably of Cushendall. It combines natural, human and agricultural elements in a conventional but attractive composition.


F:2007.89

Southern Ireland.  Travel in comfort by rail and sea. British Railways

Signed Jack Merriot. c.1950. This is a very well balanced poster. It incorporates classic Irish traditional stereotypes such as the side-car, thatched house, turf clamp and rugged scenery in a composition that works.


F:2007.93

Ireland Welcomes You. CIE

Signed Curran. c.1950. CIE was obviously extremely proud of its new ‘A class’ diesel trains heralded by a sun-burst and shamrock. Like other posters aimed at the north American market, the aim was to stress modernity of transport.