Lohan's Shop Menlough Galway

Lohan's Tickbook from 1905

Emma Laffey

Tickbook 1905

Lohan’s Shop

Menlough Galway

Lohan’s shop was an invaluable part of the local community in Menlough. It had a pub & shop which sold almost everything you would need from your house to farm. Thankfully Patsy Laffey has kept the tickbook belonging to Lohan’s and the pages start from as early as 1905. This tickbook contains a great insight to what the local people were buying at the time and the cost of living. Every customer had their own tickbook and brought it with them when purchasing any items at the shop.

We also have a photograph of the inside of the shop during 1960s featuring Martin Costello and Padraic Devanney ( Connemara man). The photograph was kindly donated by Bridie Scanlon. After second Mass on Sunday some local men would go to the ware’s room ( known locally as the Dáil room) some of the names of frequent visitors were Martin Costello, Mike Costello, Thomas Donohoe, Matt Donohoe and Markie Naughton

You can follow this link to view this beautiful tickbook:


This page was added on 24/03/2022.

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