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Title

'Ireland'

Object Name

Postcard

Date Made

1907 [circa]
1907 [circa]

Place Made

Ireland
Ireland

Description

Printed colour postcard with two motifs; a gilt harp on a green shamrock with a white banner 'Ireland' and above this there is a three turreted castle tower with a stag in the doorway. Second motif consists of a gold decorative harp over sprigs of shamrock with text in gold: ' Dear Harp of my country in darkness I found thee, the cold chain of silence had hung o'er thee long, When proudly, my own Island Harp! I unbound thee, And gave all thy chords to light, freedom and song'. Reverse of card is addressed to Miss Murdoch, Belfast, with a birthday greeting. Postal date 20th May 1907. Card publisher Lawrence, Dublin, printed in Ireland.

Materials

card

Catalogue Number

HOYFM.2015.220