If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then you’re lucky enough

[Rope Bridge, Carrick-a-Rede. County Antrim, Ireland] (LOC)

[Irish spinner and spinning wheel. County Galway, Ireland] (LOC)

[Glenariff. County Antrim, Ireland] (LOC)

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, the Library of Congress today posted over 100 delightful photochroms of Ireland from from the Detroit Publishing Company. Take an armchair trip to the green Irish countryside, indulge in a seaside stroll, or look for your Irish kin.

Got a photo taken from the same view as the ones in this collection? Show us your Then & Now series in the Flickr Commons group.

[Royal Avenue,  Belfast. County Antrim, Ireland] (LOC)

Royal Avenue, Belfast

Historical photos from the Library of Congress. Contemporary photo by SciFiGeek.