In the wet and windy summer of 1913, two young women arrived in Ireland from France. Marguerite Mespoulet and Madelaine Mignon were women on a mission - to document what they regarded as the dying remnants of a great Celtic culture. Lord, they should see the state of the place now. Funded by the French humanitarian philanthropist Albert Kahn for his ambitious 'Archives of the Planet', they were equipped with the very latest in photographic technology - Autochrome colour film During May and June of 1913, they made a total of 75 colour photographs of Ireland, together with 160 pages of handwritten diary notes. These stunning images, many with the delicacy of paintings, together with their travel notebook, form a unique and fascinating record of an Ireland that, even then, was quickly fading away.