Postcard Messages

The messages contained in postcards are necessarily brief and generally lighthearted as the sender is normally on holidays and switched off from the day to day routines of home and work.

The passage of time has lent a certain poignancy to many of these messsages. Mostly the sender confines himself to the brevity that the form imposes and the message is cheerful and upbeat. On occasion the visitor makes an observation about the history of the locality. In one message reproduced here the sender is a witness to history in the making when the public library and the local workhouse were occupied by the military in Cahirsiveen.

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