Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit


My daughter was kind enough to wish all her family "Happy St. Patrick's Day" with a link to the National Library of Ireland Archive Glass Plates which have all now being digitized and are on line.



The above picture is from the collection.

I am fascinated rolling through them all, they are an extraordinary insight into Irish life between 1870 and 1954.

So I pass the gift on to you.

With a

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit.

And a picture of the real thing:

8 comments:

  1. And a happy St Patrick's Day to you too! I suppose there's an even bigger incentive this year for Irish folk to get well and truly tipsy to forget the dire economic straits of their homeland!

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  2. Many happy returns from the grey-green isle, WWW! Thank you for the link to the National Library photos; I'm enjoying a browse.

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  3. Im sorry, WWW, I don't have a drop of Irish blood in me. I'm all Dutch. It prevents me from joining into the celebrations, here in Holland. There will be no green beer for me. I do wish you a happy St Patrick's Day.

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  4. So you are also celebrating that a certain Patrick once expelled all snakes from Hiberna, and since the Emerald Island is swarming with priests?
    Anyway, a lovely day everybody.
    Sláinte!

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  5. And a Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit to you, also. Begorrah! (Yes, I know a true Irish person would never use that!) ;-)

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  6. Super photographs - love the fashions, wouldn't have loved the upkeep of 'em though :-)

    Have a good St. Pat's WWW!

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  7. oh these pictures are terrific!

    and the cartoon as well.

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