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Currently, we remain unable to process orders for not-yet-digitised aerial imagery. Website imagery is still available for purchase.

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Parts of Ireland are covered by aerial photographs held within the following collections:


  • ACIU - aerial photography of the Saltee Islands taken by Allied photographic reconnaissance aircraft in 1942
  • Simmons Aerofilms - vertical, survey standard aerial photography taken from 1963-2004
  • BKS Surveys - vertical, survey standard aerial photography taken from 1992-2008, currently uncatalogued


As imagery is catalogued and digitised it is released on our website.