Old Buildings of Sligo Andersons Brewery

In 1834, the firm of Davy & Cochran built a brewery on a site at Old Shambles Street now Kempten Promenade off Bridge Street. The business was named Lough Gill brewery and operated until 1842 before closing due to bankruptcy. It was then acquired by Charles Anderson. Anderson operated a brewery on Water Lane and transferred his business to the larger site. After Anderson’s death … Continue reading Old Buildings of Sligo Andersons Brewery

Whiskey in the jar – A brief history of the original Sligo Distillery

  As work continues in Sligo, to open a craft distillery and visitor centre at the Palladian Georgian mansion, Hazelwood House, we take a look back at the history of one of Sligo’s original distilleries.  In the 19th century, Sligo had gained a reputation for producing high-quality ale and whiskey.  At one point, there were several breweries and distilleries operating in Sligo, one of these was the … Continue reading Whiskey in the jar – A brief history of the original Sligo Distillery

Streets of Sligo then-and-now archive photos

Inspired by a post on the Daily Edge, I’ve taken several old photographs of Sligo street scenes from the National Library of Ireland’s archive and matched them with the same scenes today thanks to Google Street View.   Then: Queen Victoria Bridge and the Belfast Banking – Royal Bank of Ireland building, Lower Knox, Street, Sligo Victoria bridge over the Garavogue river, which was built in … Continue reading Streets of Sligo then-and-now archive photos