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Baird's Print Shop Baird's Print Shop
In the days long before photocopiers and digital printers, many Ulster towns had a jobbing printer.  Their job was to cater for the printing requirements of local institutions, businesses, politicians, clergy and local government.They printed everything from billheads, dockets and labels for...

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Basketmaking Basketmaking
Baskets were the cardboard packaging and plastic crates of their day. They provided a cheap, practical, disposable and readily renewable range of containers for industry, home and farm (get closer by clicking the images).Baskets were used to store and transport, apples, potatoes, coal, textiles, ...

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DB McNeill Transport archive DB McNeill Transport archive
This irreplaceable library and archive reflects D. B. McNeills life long interest in transport. The collection covers transport by rail, bus, tram and water and enhances what is probably the most important Transport Library in Ireland.The collection is held within the Library and Document Archive...

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Draper's Shop Draper's Shop
In 2007 the museum opened a draper’s shop, R.J.SLOANE, based directly on the original from Kilkeel in Co. Down. Today’s visitors can see the drapery shop as it would have been around 1907, complete with the weaver at work in the ‘shed’ at the rear of the shop.  &...

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Eason's Newsagent Kiosk Eason's Newsagent Kiosk
Where can you see Eason's Newsagents Kiosk on display? In the ‘Irish Railway Collection’ at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra. Which collection is this object part of ? Rail Transport. Why is Eason's Newsagents Kiosk so important. Railway travel was more comfortable and ...

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Farmyard and Field: Gate Pillar - Posts Farmyard and Field: Gate Pillar - Posts
Where can you see this on display? Coshkib hill farm, field gates and the entrance to the farmyard. Rural area of the Folk Museum. Which collection is this part of? Vernacular farm buildings and landscape. Why are these gate pillars important?  Brightly whitewashed, stone-built, farm e...

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Leatherwork Leatherwork
In the early 1900s the north of Ireland supported a range of leatherworking activities.  These ranged from the initial processing and tanning of many different locally sourced hides, to the manufacture of leather goods, primarily shoes.Leather was used for saddlery and harness making.  ...

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McCandless Mule car McCandless Mule car
Where can you see this car on display? In the ‘Driven’ Exhibition in the Dalchoolin Galleries at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra. Which collection is this car part of? Road Transport. Why is this car so important? The McCandless Mule was a ‘Go Anywhere’ co...

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McCusker's Pub McCusker's Pub
Believe it or not, it is only in recent years that that the consumption of alcohol has become socially acceptable.  In the 1800s there was a degree of shame associated with being seen entering or leaving a public house, such as McCusker’s Pub. Yet ironically, the public house was a ce...

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Patchwork Quilts Patchwork Quilts
The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum has a comprehensive collection of patchwork and quilted bedcovers, dating from 1790 to the mid-1990s. This definitive collection of Irish quilts includes examples of all the main patchwork techniques and styles, from the elaborate chintz appliques of the early...

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