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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Market Cross.


Market Cross is the cross roads where
Dublin Street, Tullow Street, Burrin Street and Castle Street meet.

Market Cross got its name form the large market that used to be held there every day, all classes of goods such as butchers, fishmongers, locksmiths, drapers etc., could be purchased from dealers who set up their stalls along the street. It is thought that this market replaced the famous market that used to be held at the "Carlow Wall" in a laneway that extended from beside the Little Owl public house down to the Haymarket.

Market Cross was also known as Duggans Cross c.1963 at the junction of Dublin Street, Burrin Street and Tullow Street (on the right). E. J. Nolan the Chemist and the car looks like an Austin 1100 and the car coming out of Tullow Street is a Renault 4.

E.J. Nolan, 1 Dublin St., Carlow.

Barker up-market sweet shop

The Arcade was on the corner of Dublin Street (to the left) and Tullow Street (to the right)
Looking down Castle St, which leads to Castle Hill. Carlow c.1950
The view from Market Cross towards Castle Street and Governey's Boot shop on the left.

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