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A Vintage Irish New Year Blessing

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With a very loud "Hooroo", the boisterous New Year - "a true Irish boy" dances at the wake of the Old Year...

Like a sprightly young fellow the New Year comes in
To dance at the wake of the old,
Hooroo to ye, boys, may the good times begin,
For a young 'un ye may think me bold;
But whoe'er has the luck to receive me thus clad
In the garb of a true Irish boy,
Shall be blessed with good cheer each day of the year,
For the bad luck I'm here to destroy.


C 1880's

From an album of Christmas Cards collected by Georgina Pim of Crosthwaite Park, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin between 1881 and 1893.

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puzzaddled

Glad you enjoyed it too, oddio! From the looks of your avatar, you're still partying! Have a great 2013!

oddio

Ain't that fun! Thanks.

puzzaddled

You're welcome, Candice! I have a dear friend who is Irish and I love to listen to the stories that her elderly mother tells...

I don't think it would be a tough bargain...welcome him in while's he's dressed as a "street urchin" and he takes your bad luck away? Works for me too, Jeannie! ;-D

Healer

Michelle, I'm all for him destroying all the bad luck, It works for me!

sladjana

Irish people have a great number of songs for every occasion,very interesting-thanks for sharing this picture :)

puzzaddled

He does kinda remind me of you, you know! Treading where angels fear to and all that...

photogent

Look at him and you call me bad. HA!

puzzaddled

Glad you like it MissOhio!

MissOhio

Lovely :-)

puzzaddled

You're welcome, chaiyala! I find it fun to find these vintage cards and photos to share...

truly interesting piece of history-thanks

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