Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Is it a collection box for the sick and poor of the parish.
If it was a post box it would have the reigning monarchs (when commissioned) emblem.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/john-walton Thanks John! Could it be Old Pensioners on the top line? Pensioners in the military sense, as this would probably be pre-Old Age Pension.
I like "OLD NEWSPAPERS", I think it is an early recycling centre!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/belvedere http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Now all I can see is OLD NEWSPAPERS! :D
It does look like old newspapers.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland They probably made porridge out of them.
The bottom line could be ..........'of Kells Hospital' ......The 6" shows a Fever Hospital . maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,673716,776107,7,8
http://www.flickr.com/photos/belvedere You were absolutely right! Sorry for laughing, it just sounded so outlandish...
... OF THE
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Good!
blah blah blah
FOR THE SAKE CARE
OF KELLS HOSPITAL
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] or CARE of the Sick Poor??
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland Yes, CARE is better.
*wakes up* Old newspapers? Did someone mention old newspapers?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner You have access to the contents of this box?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] If it's freeman's Journal, or the Belfast News-letter, then yes. If it's a skullcracker, then no.
Its a box where people can put their old newspapers for the poor people to read when they are staying in hospital for a few days. Its charity / recycling for the hospital patients.
Now I'm thinking it may say:
USE OF THE
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Now I'm thinking you might be right!