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Shamrock Collection

Background imageShamrock Collection: Irish Guards Shamrock

Irish Guards Shamrock
The duke of Connaught presents Irish Guardsmen with a sprig of shamrock each

Background imageShamrock Collection: Shamrock V races

Shamrock V races
The first appearance in a race by the Shamrock V, Sir Thomas Liptons Americas Cup challenger in 1930. The Shamrock V is seen here in the foreground, alongside Lord Camroses Cambria

Background imageShamrock Collection: Greeting from Ireland - postcard

Greeting from Ireland - postcard
Greetings from Ireland - a souvenir postcard

Background imageShamrock Collection: Music cover, The Irish Tango

Music cover, The Irish Tango, novelty song, words by J Brandon Walsh, music by Ernest Breuer. 1914

Background imageShamrock Collection: Launch of Shamrock V

Launch of Shamrock V
The Shamrock V yacht, commissioned by Sir Thomas Lipton to contest the Americas Cup, is launched at Gosport, Hampshire following the naming ceremony by Lady Shaftesbury Date: 14 April 1930

Background imageShamrock Collection: An Irish Cabin - Northern Ireland

An Irish Cabin - Northern Ireland Date: circa 1903

Background imageShamrock Collection: FLOWER S

FLOWER S
Flowery S

Background imageShamrock Collection: RMS Titanic, folk art, trivet decorated with shamrocks

RMS Titanic, folk art, trivet decorated with shamrocks
RMS TITANIC: Rare folk art trivet decorated with shamrocks and engraved RMS Titanic 1912. The trivet has been converted to act as a three legged pot with cover. 2ins. Date: 1912

Background imageShamrock Collection: Sir Thomas Lipton on a yacht

Sir Thomas Lipton on a yacht
Sir Thomas Lipton (May 1848- October 1931) on board his steam yacht Erin'. Preparing for the Challenger of the America cup on the sailing boat Shamrock II

Background imageShamrock Collection: Music cover, Let Him Go, Let Him Tarry

Music cover, Let Him Go, Let Him Tarry, popular Irish song, arranged by Walter Collins, featured and broadcast by Barbara Mullen Date: 1945

Background imageShamrock Collection: Advert, The Irish Warehouse, Regent Street, London

Advert, The Irish Warehouse, Regent Street, London Date: 1911

Background imageShamrock Collection: Shamrock IV

Shamrock IV by W. Fred Mitchell, 1914 Date: 1914

Background imageShamrock Collection: Drowning the shamrock on St. Patrick?s Night

Drowning the shamrock on St. Patrick?s Night
Drowning the shamrock on St. Patricks Night. Date: 1853

Background imageShamrock Collection: Good Luck postcard, Royal Irish Guards, WW1. Bonne Chance Pour Toi, Mon Garcon

Good Luck postcard, Royal Irish Guards, WW1. Bonne Chance Pour Toi, Mon Garcon. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageShamrock Collection: Shamrock pea or blue oxalis, Parochetus communis

Shamrock pea or blue oxalis, Parochetus communis. Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageShamrock Collection: Bowies oxalis, Oxalis bowiei

Bowies oxalis, Oxalis bowiei. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after a botanical illustration by Mills from Benjamin Maund and the Rev. John Stevens Henslows The Botanist, London, 1836

Background imageShamrock Collection: Shamrock V yacht by G. H. Davis

Shamrock V yacht by G. H. Davis
A diagram by G.H.Davis of the British Americas Cup challenger, Shamrock V, showing the difference between the configuration of the mast and sails for different sailing requirements

Background imageShamrock Collection: Shamrock IV

Shamrock IV
A diagram illustrating the height of the yacht Shamrock IV, British challenger for the Americas Cup in 1920, owned by Sir Thomas Lipton

Background imageShamrock Collection: Launch of Shamrock III

Launch of Shamrock III
At Dumbarton, the yacht Shamrock III is launched, supported on pontoons. Owned by Sir Thomas Lipton, the yacht was to be his third challenger for the Americas Cup

Background imageShamrock Collection: An Irish Peasant Girl - Northern Ireland

An Irish Peasant Girl - Northern Ireland Date: circa 1903

Background imageShamrock Collection: Thomas Beasley, Irish horseracing jockey

Thomas Beasley, Irish horseracing jockey
Thomas (Tommy) Beasley, Irish horseracing jockey. late 19th century

Background imageShamrock Collection: Biddy, by Laurence Cowen

Biddy, by Laurence Cowen
Biddy by Laurence Cowen (or Cohen). First produced at the Fortune Theatre, Covent Garden, London, December 1926. The title character depicted here is an Irish girl, as the shamrock suggests

Background imageShamrock Collection: St Patricks Day in the Morning, Selling Shamrock

St Patricks Day in the Morning, Selling Shamrock - a posed picture of two girls selling two women Shamrocks outside. (Location: Ireland). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageShamrock Collection: Children Gathering Shamrock for St. Patricks Day

Children Gathering Shamrock for St. Patricks Day
Children Gathering Shamrock forSt. Patricks Day - a view of four children on a mound gathering shamrocks into baskets. (Location: Ireland). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageShamrock Collection: A display of shamrock boxes on a table for sending to the tr

A display of shamrock boxes on a table for sending to the troops in the Great War. (Location: Ireland). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageShamrock Collection: Toddler with IRA graffiti, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Toddler with IRA graffiti, Belfast, Northern Ireland
A toddler stands in front of a wall displaying IRA graffiti, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Date: 1969

Background imageShamrock Collection: Cover design, Irish Exhibition Programme, Olympia, London

Cover design, Irish Exhibition Programme, Olympia, London
Cover design, Irish Exhibition, Official Daily Programme, Olympia, London, 6, 7 and 8 August 1888. 1888

Background imageShamrock Collection: King of the Waterfalls

King of the Waterfalls
The king is astounded as the ugly crop-haired girl is transformed into a raving beauty as she stoops to pick up some shamrock. (Irish story)

Background imageShamrock Collection: Greetings telegram, happy birthday

Greetings telegram, happy birthday
Greetings telegram with a patriotic design, happy birthday. Date: 1942

Background imageShamrock Collection: Music cover, A Glorious Sprig of Shamrock for your Coat

Music cover, A Glorious Sprig of Shamrock for your Coat, written by Albert Hall, composed by C W Murphy, sung by Michael Nolan. 1900

Background imageShamrock Collection: Camp Fire Girls on parade, Hudson, Massachusetts, USA

Camp Fire Girls on parade, Hudson, Massachusetts, USA
Camp Fire Girls on parade with banners in Hudson, Massachusetts, USA. They belong to a scouting type organisation for girls which was founded in the early 20th century

Background imageShamrock Collection: Thomas Lipton launches Shamrock IV, 1914

Thomas Lipton launches Shamrock IV, 1914
Sir Thomas Lipton photographed at Gosport in June 1914 after his fourth challenger for the Americas Cup had been christened by the Countess of Shaftesbury and safely launched in Portsmouth harbour

Background imageShamrock Collection: British coins, two Elizabeth II sixpences

British coins, two Elizabeth II sixpences for 1966 and 1967, with a design on the reverse representing England (rose), Scotland (thistle), Wales (leek) and Ireland (shamrock). Date: 1966-1967

Background imageShamrock Collection: Shamrock I and Shamrock III

Shamrock I and Shamrock III
During trials for the 1903 Americas Cup off the New York coast, Shamrock III, the challenger that year, races against the challenger in 1899, Shamrock I

Background imageShamrock Collection: Seasonable Cakes. Shamrock Cake

Seasonable Cakes. Shamrock Cake. St Patricks Day Celebration Date: 1936

Background imageShamrock Collection: Shamrock IV at sea in rough weather, WW1

Shamrock IV at sea in rough weather, WW1
The Shamrock IV at sea in rough weather at the start of the First World War. The America Cup was postponed because of the war, but the Shamrock was already at sea, and continued on to New York

Background imageShamrock Collection: Interior of a Northern Irish Cabin

Interior of a Northern Irish Cabin Date: circa 1903

Background imageShamrock Collection: Spinning wool for Irish Homespuns - Northern Ireland

Spinning wool for Irish Homespuns - Northern Ireland Date: circa 1903

Background imageShamrock Collection: Building an Ocean Liner at Harland & Wolff, Belfast

Building an Ocean Liner at Harland & Wolff, Belfast - In the Course of Construction. Date: circa 1903

Background imageShamrock Collection: The Challenger, Shamrock III

The Challenger, Shamrock III
The 1903 unsuccessful challenger for the Americas Cup, Shamrock III (of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club), owned by Sir Thomas Lipton. Date: 1903

Background imageShamrock Collection: Greetings Postcard with good luck Shamrocks

Greetings Postcard with good luck Shamrocks
Greetings Postcard with Good Luck Shamrocks surrounding a wax-sealed envelope Date: 1912

Background imageShamrock Collection: The immortal Shamrock

The immortal Shamrock. Date c1870

Background imageShamrock Collection: The wedding bible given to the Princess Royal

The wedding bible given to the Princess Royal
A bible gifted to Victoria(Vicky)(1840-1901), eldest daughter of Queen Victoria, the Princess Royal, on the occasion of her wedding to Prince Frederick William of Prussia

Background imageShamrock Collection: The America Cup challengers: Shamrock II launched at Dumbart

The America Cup challengers: Shamrock II launched at Dumbart
A symbol of three kingdoms: the pontoons " Thistle", " Rose" and the yacht " Shamrock II". The Illustrated London News claimed that at the time of publication this was

Background imageShamrock Collection: Royal wedding 1893 - the wedding dress material

Royal wedding 1893 - the wedding dress material
The pattern of the wedding dress was selected by the bride herself, Princess May of Teck(later the Duchess of York, then Queen Mary)(1867-1953)

Background imageShamrock Collection: Irish Guards & Mascot

Irish Guards & Mascot
The band and mascot - an Irish Wolfhound - of the Irish Guards wearing the shamrock on St Patricks Day. Date: 1920s

Background imageShamrock Collection: Shamrock III and Sir Thomas Lipton

Shamrock III and Sir Thomas Lipton
The 1903 challenger for the America Cup: Shamrock III, and her owner, Sir Thomas Lipton. Date: 1903

Background imageShamrock Collection: America Cup Yacht Race 1901

America Cup Yacht Race 1901
The Americas Cup race of 1901 saw Scottish businessman Sir Thomas Lipton as the Challenger with his yacht, Shamrock II of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club (designed by George Lennox Watson)



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