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12 years 10 months ago #7

Yes, the focus is very much on the building itself, and any other "soft" information is usually dependant on the person who did the survey, although not all information is published on the site in the summary descriptions.

I'm not sure how the cities are progressing, but I can ask. It's a huge task.

We actually have all the published surveys in dead tree form, each of which comes with a CD, so I should have a look and see if there is extended information for some of the breweries.

Oh, and in relation to the OSI Historical Mapping, apparently there was only one digitised (in Dublin) as a point that can be searched for. I am pretty sure that the 6" maps did label breweries, but searching a raster (scanned) map for words is pretty difficult <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> I have access to the 6" archive, so if anyone knows of a brewery in a smal ltown that existed around the 1830's I can look and see if it's marked. In fact, it would be a nice project to get the old breweries on Google Maps, but would take considerable research. I've been wanting to add maps to the site since we launched (well, as a GIS person, I would!), but am still looking for a good way of getting user interaction for submitting stuff. That's for another thread too, but one such map could be Historical Breweries.

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12 years 10 months ago #8

&quot;Adeptus&quot;:on1cliya wrote: We actually have all the published surveys in dead tree form, each of which comes with a CD, so I should have a look and see if there is extended information for some of the breweries.[/quote:on1cliya]Ah yes, I remember those from my time in the government publications industry. Nice books, but I never thought to check them for breweries <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->

'Course, finding out when and where they were is only the first step in finding out what they made. I'd say a lot of the useful primary historical information for old Irish breweries -- ads, price lists and the like -- is now on pub walls. In Dallas, Hong Kong and Melbourne, most likely <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->

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12 years 10 months ago #9

Is there any way of serching the Irish census for occupation as a help?

The 1911 for Dublin is currently on line
<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="www.census.nationalarchives.ie/help/help.html">www.census.nationalarchives.ie/help/help.html

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12 years 10 months ago #10

&quot;oblivious&quot;:39zhygiv wrote: Is there any way of serching the Irish census for occupation as a help?[/quote:39zhygiv]No, it doesn't look like they've transcribed that data. Shame.

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12 years 10 months ago #11

Note also that there is a classification in the NIAH for Malt House. Here's a sample search from Wexford[/url:146dvoos]. Lots!

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12 years 10 months ago #12

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Cheers for those links Adeptus, being that there is no brewery building left in the town, I wasn't able to find much info. But it was really interesting to read about some of the buildings in the town anyway.

I found by looking at Samuel Lewis's 'Topographical directory of Ireland' from 1837 (see here[/url:2yq63ea1]) that there were 2 breweries in the town at the time. I got further information from a historical research document done for Wicklow Co. council that both breweries were disused by 1860. As for finding a name or description of beers produced I'd imagine I've very little hope. But I'll keep plugging away at it anyway.

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