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Postby andrew » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:12 am

Barry M wrote:Of course the next real challenge is getting this Wiki working the way we want it :D


I know someone who can help...
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Postby oblivious » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:27 am

TheBeerNut wrote:The Dartry Brewery (est. 1891) was Ireland's first lager brewery.


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Postby roryaherne » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:36 am

The gable wall of what was the Cornwall Brewery in Bandon, Co Cork was what we used to puc a sliotar against when we were smallies. The place is now a food processing centre owned by the local co-op (best butter ever) who rent it out in various units.

There is still an active spring well there with fantastic water, hopefully someday it'll be a brewery again (high hopes for the lad who just kicked off his first 3kg kit last friday night :mrgreen: ).

Next time I'm home I'll see where I can get my hands on a relevant Bandon Historical Journal as the interwebs has nothing on the subject.
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Postby andrew » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:45 am

Here's an olde-timey tag that we can use on the map instead of the boring Google Map defaults:

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Postby TheBeerNut » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:49 am

roryaherne wrote:the Cornwall Brewery in Bandon, Co Cork
Also known as the Watergate Brewery, built by George Cornwall in 1814. A Mr Allman took over the lease in 1875, brewing both porter and ale. It was sold as a going concern in December 1889, but I don't know what happened to it after that.
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Postby roryaherne » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:02 pm

TheBeerNut wrote:
roryaherne wrote:the Cornwall Brewery in Bandon, Co Cork
Also known as the Watergate Brewery, built by George Cornwall in 1814. A Mr Allman took over the lease in 1875, brewing both porter and ale. It was sold as a going concern in December 1889, but I don't know what happened to it after that.
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It had various uses after that, I'll see if I can work backwards, might be easiest...

Early 90's to present - Food Processing Centre
(?) to early 1990's - Webpac Builders Materials Manufacturers

194X? - 19XX? Little Norah Lemonade

1889 - 194X Beamish & Crawford bottling plant.

The Mr Allman you speak of I think also had a large distillery in Bandon from 1896-1925 which was killed by the depression & prohibition. The impressive 6 storey grain loft still stands to this day! Excellent article and pictures here... http://www.irelandwhiskeytrail.com/?pg= ... y_cork.php
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Postby Tube » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:17 am

Is it possible for users to update this? It's something I'm interested in and there is quite a lot of information readily available that doesn't seem to be in it.

For example 168 is the old McArdle Moore brewery.
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Postby TheBeerNut » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:23 am

There's a KMZ file linked to on the article which I assume you can download and work with.

As Barry says in the article, a community-based wiki is probably the next step. If anyone wants to get that moving they're welcome to.
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Postby Tube » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:35 am

If I put some info into the KMZ is it possible to upload it to the main map thing again?
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Postby TheBeerNut » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:39 am

I'd have thought so, technically anyway.
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Postby HomeBrewWest » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:42 am

There is a guy in Headford, Galway recreating really old brews. Using Irish herbs instead of hops, and rediscovering what they got up to hundreds / thousands of years ago.

He says that they used hot stones to control mash temps. Also some kind of "hole in the ground" technique?

Sounds facinating.
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Postby Saruman » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:05 am

It is fascinating and since you live in Galway, you should get along to their headfest festival when they have it, which can be sporadic.
I went along, either last year or the year before and it was a blast. They cooked all the food in those earth pits using heated rocks, well that and roasting a pig on a spit :D
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Postby St. Fursey » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:47 am

I live in Headford but somehow I never heard of Headfest! is this an annual event? The website doesn't give much info

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Postby TheBeerNut » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:05 am

It's really just a private party in one guy's garden, but they've invited us along in previous years.
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Postby TheBeerNut » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:24 pm

Doing a thing on the Neil Delamere show on Today FM later about the lost breweries. Listen after 12.

Edit: Here's the link.
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