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:


  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!

  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.

  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.

  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.

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

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

    Have a good St. Pat's WWW!

  7. oh these pictures are terrific!

    and the cartoon as well.


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