For many in the past (who were not Irish or who were more than one generation away from the island) this might appear to be an idyllic Irish scene. The thatched cottage, the granny sitting on the wall outside the open door, the children, well washed and dressed playing in the yard, and the old gentleman stopping to bid good day to the woman of the house! What could perhaps be more sterotypically Irish than that?
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
NLI Ref: L_CAB_06954
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons