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Historical Photo Taken After Irish War Of Independance

                                        Ireland in 1922 was recovering from a long period of civil war. It was the year that Michael Collins was killed. Many changes were happening in Ireland that year including the adoption in the independent state’s new constitution granting women the right to vote. A beautiful photo taken in that year featuring Elizabeth Higgins and her daughter Lily was found recently. Elizabeth was 24 years old when this photo was taken shortly after the Irish War of Independence. She lived through both the first and second world wars and witnessed many changes. It was a time when Irish people faced many challenges and although Ireland remained neutral during the world...

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The story of Rathbornes' candle crate

Two summers ago, our shop underwent its first make-over in nearly sixty years. This was badly needed as we did not wish for it to fall into disrepair like many more buildings of its kind. Not an inch of the building went unchecked; especially the attic, which held many family treasures of yesteryear. Amongst the mountains of documents, books, and antiques there was something that caught our eye; a shipping crate from the world's oldest candle company.

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