Posted by JDP on July 08, 2001 at 18:52:41:
In Reply to: Re: "The Spanish Lady" posted by Murrisk on July 08, 2001 at 04:47:23:
The father, Joe Dwyer, died at his home which was No.1, Ellison St. (next to the Post Office). No record of where the son died, but probably at home also. The deaths were a loss to the family business which made coaches, traps , jaunting cars etc. Records show that, with only one son surviving the business went into decline in the following years.
The coachworks was to the rear of what is now the three premises on the lower side of the p.o (brady`s Mongey`s and Newel`s) and stretched back to the old brewery, which by the turn of the century was an ivy clad ruin and according to my grandmother(1886-1974) was frequently used as a safe hiding place for rebels on the run.
The surviving records show a thriving business in the early 1900 with orders received from customers in Donegal, Fermanagh, limerick, Kilkenny as well as Mayo and many of the family and business names from the records would be familiar to some contributors to this board.
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