Vintage Ireland

Broad Street in Adare, Co. Limerick, ca. 1900   Bundoran, Co. Donegal, 1890-1910   Caherdaniel, County Kerry, ca. 1890   Carroll's Shop assistants, Quay, City, 16 May 1909   Castle Gate, Mohill, Co. Leitrim ...

Broad Street in Adare, Co. Limerick, ca. 1900
  
Bundoran, Co. Donegal, 1890-1910
  
Caherdaniel, County Kerry, ca. 1890
  
Carroll's Shop assistants, Quay, City, 16 May 1909
  
Castle Gate, Mohill, Co. Leitrim
  
Castletownshend, Co. Cork, ca. 1910
  
Children of Mary
  
These Children of Mary Sodalities first embraced the pupils and orphans of the schools and institutions of the Sisters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul.....The badge adopted by the Children of Mary Immaculate is the miraculous medal, suspended from a blue ribbon.

The Children of Mary organization flourished in the mid 20th century. Young women went through a period of aspirancy of six months prior to acceptance as a fully fledged child of Mary, who had the right to wear the distinctive blue cape and carry the blue cape of a Child of Mary. When a Child of Mary married, she was embraced on arrival on the Church steps by other Children of Mary who removed the blue cape from over her wedding gown. [NLI]