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Royal Tara Galway

Royal Tara China, Galway Set of Royal Tara China, produced in Galway, which includes six cups, six saucers, six side plates, a jug, sugar bowl and a bread and butter plate and dates to the 1950s. The Royal Tara Factory was located at Mervue, Galway and was in operation since [...]

Royal Tara Galway 2017-11-01T11:26:46+00:00

Persse Works Token

Persse's Distillery Work Token Work token from Persse’s Distillery, Nun’s Island, Galway, manufactured by Parke’s of Dublin and was used by workers to ‘clock in’. The workers deposited their token on the way to work with a ‘tally boy’. At the end of the week, payment was made for the number [...]

Persse Works Token 2017-11-01T11:28:39+00:00

Persse Print Block

Persse's Distillery Print Block Print block used for Persse’s Distillery, Nuns Island, Galway. Museum Reg. Comerford House Collection Location: Storage

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Persse Bottle Green

Persse's Distillery Bottle Green glass bottle from Persse’s Distillery, Nun’s Island, Galway, still with its two labels intact on the front and rear. The front label denotes the ‘Very old liquer whisky’ and the back ‘Pure pot still whiskey, bottled and guaranteed 25 years old...’ Museum Reg. Comerford House Collection Location: [...]

Persse Bottle Green 2017-11-01T11:27:39+00:00

Persse Bottle Clear

Persse's Distillery Bottle Clear glass bottle from Persse’s Distillery, Nun’s Island, Galway, still with its two labels intact. Main label reads that it was issued ‘for 4 years old whiskey’. Museum Reg. Comerford House Collection Location: Storage

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Galway Textile Factory

Galway Textile Factory Dolls dress dating to 1957, made from cotton off-cut from the Galway Textile Factory (the Cotton Factory) which opened on Sandy Rd., Galway in the 1950s.  Vaclav Otto Gunzel (1900-1980), born near Pilzen, Czech Republic, was contracted to design and oversee the building of the Galway Textile Factory [...]

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Clay Pipes

Clay Pipes Before the introduction of the cigarette to Ireland in 20th century it was common for men and women to smoke clay pipes. The long-stemmed pipes were commonly passed around at wakes and consequently became known as 'Lord ha' mercy' pipes. The short-stemmed pipe was favoured by [...]

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Clay Pipe Moulds

Clay pipe moulds Moulds used for the production of clay pipes which were widely used in the nineteenth/twentieth century. Museum Reg. Comerford House Collection Location: Storage

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Burke’s Distillery Token

Burke’s Distillery Token Burke’s Distillery was located at Quay St, Galway, and also known as the Quarter Barrel Distillery. Tokens were given to carters for every barrel delivered to the docks for shipment – the tokens were then redeemed for payment at the end of the week. The distillery closed c. [...]

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