“Irish Drapery: A Humorous Encounter between an English Lady and an Irish Landlady”

An amusing incident occurred when an English lady and her son were visiting apartments in Limerick. While ascending the staircase, the child noticed cobwebs hanging from the ceiling and called them “kibwobs.” In response, the Irish landlady jokingly referred to them as the “Irish drapery.”

Lichfield Mercury – Friday 26 January 1900

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