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Title

'A bit of old Ireland'

Object Name

Postcard

Description

Brown (peat) coloured postcard with illustration of a landscape showing shamrocks, a round hightower, ruins of a church and sunset in the background. Green lettering; 'This card is actually part of the Soil of Old Ireland, being made from Peat at CELBRIDGE PAPER MILLS, IRELAND.' Printed verse; 'That dear little plant that springs from our soil, when its three little leaves are extended, Denotes from one stem we together should toll, And ourselves by ourselves be befriended. And still the bog thro' the brake and the mireland, From one rock should branch like the shamrock of Ireland; The dear little shamrock, The dear sweet little shamrock of Ireland.' Reverse of the postcard shows that it was not used.

Catalogue Number

HOYFM.2015.217