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Hill’s Chemist at the Ulster American Folk Park

Hill’s Chemist

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Hill's Chemist shopfront at the Ulster American Folk Park

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Hill’s Chemist at the Ulster American Folk Park offers an insight into the day-to-day life of an Ulster pharmacist of the 1900s.

This important business was a ‘dispensing chemist’ which meant that James Hill, the owner of the shop, was certified by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland to sell medicine and dispense prescriptions.

Medicine bought over the counter was cheaper than a visit to the doctor who charged a fee. With no national health service and no free prescriptions, this important establishment was often the only accessible and affordable source of healthcare