Green Guinness Bottle with Label in Irish from Bagenalstown Co
Neck is embossed with S/E mark (Saorstat Eireann/Irish Free State)
c.1940, Half pint bottle. Label reads- Extra Stout Guinness
Bottled by Aine Ni Riain Teach Iarnrod Muinebeag
Label translates to Anne Ryan, Railway House, Bagenalstown The
base is also embossed IGB signifying manufacture by the Irish Glass
Bottle Company, Ringsend, Dublin.
- Anne Ryan, Railway House,
- Aine Ni Riain, Teach Iarnrod. Muinebeag - Translates:
- Anne Ryan, Railway House, Bagnalstown. Co
The Royal Oak Tavern is a pub steeped in history. Now owned my Matty
Byrne, of course the locals just call it Matty's.
- Here is a old
Guinness label. Back then you could either bottle the beer yourself
(which means more profit), or just buy it bottled allready.
Rare Irish Carlow Guinness Pub Label c1960
- Very few labels were printed in Irish. But not only that, this
particular label style lasted only a few years before the Guinness
Brewery took over from the publicans, the task of labelling all
- This is how the labels were posted to the publican at the time.
- Extremely fine paper was used on Guinness Labels. It is not
possible nowadays to reproduce this very fine thin paper.
- Whenever required, a ream of labels was posted to the publican -
each of these reams contained approximately 660 labels. Guinness
labels were never pre-glued. The publicans prepared their own
wall-paper paste. There was a knack in holding the label - butterfly
fashion and dipping into the paste - and slapping it on to the
This one is from Cummins pub on Main St., Newbridge, Co. Kildare. The
pub's original owner was John Cummins as stated on the label. There
is a family tradition among the Newbridge Cummins that they are
distant cousins of the Castledermot (Co. Kildare) Cummins, which
would make them descendants of the Cummins of Castlemore, Co.
Carlow. Unfortunately, the exact connection and relationship has
been lost in history.
- Cummins Pub in Newbridge is currently owned and run by Con
Cummins, grandson of the original owner. Con's brother is V. Rev.
John Cummins, Administrator of Carlow Cathedral.
- The photo of the pub was taken by me in September 2007.
- Sue Clement
Patrick Doyle, Main Street, Castledermot, Co. Kildare.c1968
- Doyle’s Pub on Main Street,
Castledermot, Co. Kildare, that goes with the Guinness label on
the left. This photo was just taken last month – Sept ’07. The
Pub is currently run by the son of the original Pat Doyle, also
called Pat. Pat Doyle (the father) was married to Angela Murphy,
daughter of William Murphy and Mary Anne Aughney. Mary Anne
Aughney was born in Roscat, Co. Carlow, near Tullow. The
Aughneys, her relatives, still live in Roscat and nearby.