Hard times in Leitrim

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I'm sure we all know the old saw “Leitrim, where the snipe wear wellingtons”? This Eason image of a thatched cottage surrounded with trees, bushes, rushes, and with Crumphin Mountain in the distance would seem to make this a truism. Life was tough on the land in Leitrim, and this illustrates it very effectively!

Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Eason Photographic Collection

Date: between 1900-1939

NLI Ref: Eas 2639

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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