Erin Go Bragh

Strange title, don’t you think? I love these St. Patrick’s Day postcards and the idea that cards were actually sent out to mark this occasion way back in the 19oo’s and before.

resizeAs I was scanning these very old St. Patrick’s Day postcards I noticed that some of them had “Erin Go Bragh” written on them. I had no idea what it meant. It’s actually a Gaelic phrase used to express allegiance to Ireland. It is most often translated as “Ireland Forever.” Who knew? Well maybe some of you did.

My Great -great-grandfather came to Nova Scotia from Ireland. My dad used to like to joke that he had been run out of Ireland for stealing sheep. Apparently, that’s quite a popular story among those of Irish descent when, in fact, it means they came over when the potato famine was on.

ErinGoBraghPatrick'sday1St. Patrick'sRegardless of whether you’re Irish or not, I hope you enjoyed these cards. I have more more yet to scan, but will wait to post them another year.

I love the idea of St. Patrick’s Day and the fact that it is still being celebrated today.

Erin Go Bragh!

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