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Photographer Thomas J. Wynne, 1838-1893 | by National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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Photographer Thomas J. Wynne, 1838-1893

Creator of the photographs in our Wynne Album, advertising his photographic studio on Main Street in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.


You know how we love to hear from relatives! Well, we were delighted when some of Thomas’ descendants got in touch. Read the comments below to see how they're like an informal Wynne family postbox.


Mike Hannon is Thomas Wynne’s great-great-grandson. Mike very kindly shared information and early photos of the Wynne family with us. He told us how Thomas’ daughter Mary (Mike’s great-grandmother), set up her own studio in Loughrea, Galway in the 1890s. Thomas Wynne’s other sons did likewise in Limerick, Tipperary, and Portarlington.


We were sorry to hear that Wynne’s of Castlebar closed in 2011.


Photographer: Thomas J. Wynne


Collection: Wynne Album


Date: Thursday, 26 October 1871 (and Thomas died on 26 October 1893)


NLI Ref.: WYN1


You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at

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Taken on October 26, 1871