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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)


Centaur Street.

Carlow


Centaur Street taken c.2007 looking towards Hay Market and the Killeshin hills in the background.
Source: Carlow.ip.

Centaur Street taken c.2009 looking towards Hay Market and the Killeshin hills in the background

Centaur Street taken c.2009 looking towards Dublin Street

Ewing's Pub. Carlow
Shirley's Hotel
Shirley's Hotel, now Ewings Bar, "The Swan", Carlow.
Source: Nationalist Centenary Supplement 1883-1983.
Centaur street taken c.2007 looking towards Hay Market and the Killeshin hills in the background.
Source: Carlow.ip.
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Note below from Sheila Scowcroft Nov 2012
'Robert M Collier bought the hotel 31 December 1913 to house his growing family, but had to maintain the license. He created a bar in the room whose window is to the left of the front door in the picture and a grocery shop in the room to the right. When he died in 1926 his wife Ruby continued the business whilst bringing up their 10 children. Their son Robert A Collier eventually took it over. Anyone drinking Guinness there until about 1970 would know that the official address is 4 Centaur Street because it was printed in the center of every label to show that was where it had been bottled. When Robert A sold the business to Ewings about 1975 he had already closed the grocery section and converted the whole ground floor into a bar. 'As a related item you might be interested to know that the deed of 1913 quotes an Indenture of Lease dated 30 November 1848 indicating that the land of the current Town-hall was the property of Robert Ferralls Brewery.
Source: 'An email from a granddaughter of Robert M and Ruby Collier with support from the daughter of Robert A.'


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