It was Phelans chemist, Dermot Phelan was the pharmacist. Cranky codger! As far as I know there was never two butchers there at the same time. Before Conlons butchers was situated next to the chemist, it was located in the small building behind it, which later became a bicycle shop owned by Darlings.
More Trivia, I can name 21 businesses that operated east side of Biddies hill. Some families owned more than one. I don't include any mess or canteen, just any other business with over the counter sales. Can anyone name them or even add to 21?
Few I remember inc Biggest drapery shop was- Kennedys. Post Office Weslene Powells - opp Post Office at bus stop - also had a hairdressers. - now Taxi Rank? Sheehan = cobbler! Later a Cafe up from Dobbins & MacInteers Magines & Photographers opp Gaelic Hall. Behind Church - Easons
Micky Collins & M Dunne Sports shop on middle Rd. Sandes Picture House & Shop & Cafe & sports Hall.
Bottom Rd: Picture House beside Army Bakery O'Donnells - later Centra Mick the butchers
Plus various short term & one day wonders like the Carnival and Market stalls.
?Many is that? ;D
If you always do what you always did you always get what you always got.
I'll name them later,give yourself a chance, your right Martin I wasn't in two of them. But I think I now have 22 premissis none are counted twice ie change of busisness. Rem there not all family run either and a couple of trickey ones. All east of the hill.