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Girl From Kerry Leading a Donkey; Images from Ireland in the 1920s and 1930s; The Spirit of Ireland by Lynn Doyle http://www.irishhistorylinks.net/pages/Old_Photos.html#Westmeath

Girl From Kerry Leading a Donkey; Images from Ireland in the 1920s and 1930s; The Spirit of Ireland by Lynn Doyle http://www.irishhistorylinks.net/pages/Old_Photos.html#Westmeath

Scotch-Irish Immigrant -- I wonder how many people realize that the Scotch-Irish were *Scottish*, and not Irish....They were Scots that moved to Ireland {who then later moved to America}. *shakes head*

Scotch-Irish Immigrant -- I wonder how many people realize that the Scotch-Irish were *Scottish*, and not Irish....They were Scots that moved to Ireland {who then later moved to America}. *shakes head*

Women Selling Vegetables.  Photographed by Robert French (1865-1914).  National Library of Ireland.

Women Selling Vegetables. Photographed by Robert French (1865-1914). National Library of Ireland.

Taken on the Aran Islands between l898 and 1902 by the playwright John Millington Synge

Taken on the Aran Islands between l898 and 1902 by the playwright John Millington Synge

Maurya describes seeing the body of Patch, an older son, brought home dripping on a red sail. The women who come into the house to pray and mourn, like a tragic chorus, are wearing red petticoats, the color of the sail. Finally, Maurya says that Bartley will have a “fine coffin out of the white boards.” Green, black, red, gray, and white create a pattern of life, death, and resignation.

Maurya describes seeing the body of Patch, an older son, brought home dripping on a red sail. The women who come into the house to pray and mourn, like a tragic chorus, are wearing red petticoats, the color of the sail. Finally, Maurya says that Bartley will have a “fine coffin out of the white boards.” Green, black, red, gray, and white create a pattern of life, death, and resignation.

Old Ireland harbor scene at Kilronan 1954, Inis Mór Aran Island Co. Galway, elderly woman wearing a Galway shawl converses with a younger woman & man tending horses.

Old Ireland harbor scene at Kilronan 1954, Inis Mór Aran Island Co. Galway, elderly woman wearing a Galway shawl converses with a younger woman & man tending horses.

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