If Looks Could Achill


Oh my.

The effervescent islanders of Achill, Co Mayo, in the early-1900s captured by America painter Robert Henri, he of the Ashcan school.

Unmarried male senior citizens on the Island were obliged to wear codpieces.

From top; Mary Lavelle,Thomas Cafferkey, Mary O’Donnell, Johnnie and Biddy Cummings, Brian O’Malley and Anthony Lavelle.

Thanks Sibling of Daedalus