Vintage picture postcard - postally unused, of great historical interest, features an image of women working at the Dun Emer Industries Ltd, Dundrum Co. in Dublin Ireland. Two are identified: the sisters Lily and Elizabeth C. Yeats (siblings of William Butler Yeats), both of whom were very much involved in the Arts & Crafts movement

Dundrum, Co Dublin & the Sisters of W.B. Yeats

Dundrum is now a sprawling suburb in south Co Dublin but a hundred years ago, it was a small sleepy village with a railway station on the little used spur line from Harcourt Street (Dublin) to Shankill.  Not many people think of it as an industrial hub but, for many years, it was a centre…

Collectibles & Historical Memorabilia from the Siege of Mafeking (Boer War)

There are countless scholarly papers and articles about the Siege of Mafeking – arguably the most famous British action in the Second Boer War.  This blog post is about how modern-day collectors can reach out to the past by collecting historical memorabilia and researching the connections.  In this post, I am particularly focused on the Irish connections to…