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John James Doyle

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of Limerick

1828 Advert: 'LIMERICK FOUNDRY, CLARE-STREET. JOHN J. DOYLE Informs the Public that he supplies Cast, Wrought Iron and Brass Work, of every description, on the most moderate terms and trusts that all orders may be favoured with will satisfactorily executed.
He constantly manufactures Machinery for Distilleries, Breweries and Mills, Pumps tor Domestic purposes, Kitchen Ranges, complete; Eave Shoots, Pipes and Ridge Plates, Cast Iron Window Sashes and Frames, Church and Demesne Bells (engaged), Steam Boilers of every kind, Threshing and Winnowing Machines Hand-Mills, and Oat Bruisers, Wrought Iron Ploughs and Harrows, Garden and Field Rollers Wrought Iron Gates, Garden and Field Paling, Scale, Beam and Weights, &c. &c.'[1]

1829 Advert: 'Steam Engine, Corn Mill, and extensive Premises to be Let, or the Interest Sold.
The Concern situated in Clare-street, adjacent to the Dublin Canal, is peculiarly well adapted for a Distillery, Brewery, Paper Mill, or Factory requiring extent and a constant supply of water. It encloses an Acre of Ground, surrounded by an extensive range of Buildings, in which an excellent Steam Engine, with a Corn Mill attached has been lately erected, and possesses the great advantage of an abundant supply of the best Spring Water during the driest seasons, and within a few feet of the surface. The Ground Rent is only £46 3s. 1d. per annum, and immediate possession can given. Apply (if by letter, post paid) to John James Doyle, Clare-street, Limerick.'[2]

1830 Advert: 'CITY FOUNDRY, THOMAS-STREET. John James Doyle Begs to Inform the Public, that he has removed from his Concern In Clare-street, to Thomas-street, where he has opened a New Establishment for the Manufacture of every description of Cast, Wrought Iron and Brass Work. Agricultural Implements and all kinds Iron Work expeditiously repaired. Limerick, March 9, 1830.' [3]

1832 Advert: 'CITY FOUNDRY. THOMAS STREET, LIMERICK, JOHN JAS. DOYLE, Iron Founder, Millwright, and Machinist, Proprietor, TAKES this opportunity of gratefully acknowledging the patronage experienced by him while conducting this line of Trade, (now 30 years since first established, by his Predecessor, in this City, and during which period to the amount of 15,000 tons of Casting and Wrought Iron work that been manufactured in the Establishment).
J. J. D. begs to inform Purchasers of Machinery and Hydraulick work, that the erection shall superintended FREE OF CHARGE. Agricultural Implements made and repaired. Limerick, March 2, 1832.'[4]

1833 'Married - Wednesday, in Limerick, John James Doyle, Esq. of Thomas-street, (nephew of Sir Joseph D'Courcy Laffan), to Ella Maria, second daughter the late John Sandes, Esq.'[5]. It has not been established whether this was JJD the founder, or whether there was a JJD Jr.

The ironwork for Barrington's Bridge, Co. Limerick, was produced in 1818 at J. Doyle's Clare Street foundry.

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Sources of Information

  1. Limerick Evening Post, 18 March 1828
  2. Dublin Evening Post, 4 July 1829
  3. Limerick Evening Post, 12 March 1830
  4. Limerick Evening Post, 6 March 1832
  5. Waterford Mail, 20 April 1833