Cavan might be the last place you would want to end up for Christmas, but that is only if you didn't know the many attractions of the town! A lovely shot from Mr. O'Dea of the railway station in Cavan with a full stop, which is what we will be doing until after the Christmas.
On behalf of all at the NLI and from the Marys, we would like to wish all our many followers and contributors a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year. For those who do not celebrate Christmas we wish you the compliments of the season.
Just to remind us that the season is made of children's memories here are the final lines from a poem by Patrick Kavanagh:
I was six Christmases of age
My father played the melodeon,
My mother milked the cows,
And I had a prayer like a white rose pinned,
On the Virgin Mary's blouse.
Photographer: James P. O'Dea
Collection: O'Dea Photograph Collection
Date : Wednesday, 25 February 1959
NLI Ref.: ODEA 14/80
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons