This project delves into our rich North Longford Heritage, from Coopering demonstrations to recalling the glory days of North Longford GAA.
We commence our story with our crowning glory which is the renovation of a 1904 Irish Jaunting Car, a piece of fine craftsmanship which we, The Rath Mhuire Men’s Social Club are extremely proud of.
The Jaunting Car has become our symbol in the community and we are delighted to showcase our work within our local community and now nationally with the creation of our very own website!
By creating community awareness of our group, we aim to increase local participation. Our work enriches our lives and we, therefore, hope you enjoy our exhibition.
Coopers & Coopering
Demonstrating the coopering trade is Eamonn Creamer - Granard Cooper Coopers were skilled craftsmen who fashioned all types of barrels,...Read More
These pictures showcase an array of tools that were used by the Cooper: A range of items that...Read More
A spade for cutting turf. These implements were very common all over Ireland up until quite recently. There was...Read More
Wooden barrels and casks were made by coopers throughout the country and were used in different ways and places, including,...Read More
This is an example of one type of pail used in the butter making processRead More
This is just one type of butter churn, there were many different types of churns for making butter. This particular...Read More
A Fine Romance
This Ford Model T. Car, restored by Eamon Creamer, was owned by Larry Kiernan, Granard, (brother to Kitty Kiernan), Larry...Read More
Granard – A Market Town
Our very own renowned local Historian Jimmy Donoghue discusses the Market Town of Granard. https://youtu.be/pVa7c7YCHzU Granard Town image: National Library of...Read More
Dennis Gettings Turf Barrow
Dennis Gettings Turf Barrow Dennis Gettings was a native of Coolarty, Granard, Co. Longford. The Barrow he designed was a...Read More
This is a horse-drawn turnip seeder. The turnip seeder was an important farm instrument, which was used for planting in...Read More
Restored Jaunting Car
Jaunting Cars, and there were different styles, were a very popular mode of transport, during the 19th century and early...Read More
A Sporting Life
Longford is a small county but with a huge and proud GAA tradition, and in this short video with Jodie...Read More