Mellody's Shop and Public House

Mellody's Shop Tickbook 1917

Emma Laffey

L-R Mick Conneely Thomas Jordan Frank Reynolds Harry Mellody Peter Reynolds Delia Reynolds (nee Conneely)
Mellody's application for licence in 1918
Harry and Eileen ran Mellody's shop successfully for many decades

Mellody’s shop & public house tickbook dates as far back as 1917. Mellody’s shop had everything you needed or wanted for your house and farm. From everyday essentials to material for clothes and many farm implements. Anything they didn’t have could be ordered for you and be delivered in a few days or even weeks sometimes.

This book is full of the comings and goings of a local shop during this period. It shows what they were buying, eating and even descriptions of locals as many families had someone of the same name so their accounts don’t get mixed up. It contains many local names that are still living in the area today.

This book thankfully has now been scanned and its with thanks to it’s owners Pat Joe Kenny & family who treasured this book that it is now saved and can be viewed by everyone.

I’ve included a piece from The Tuam Herald where it shows Mellody’s applying for their licence in 1918. Many would have remembered and have fond memories of Harry & Eileen Mellody who were owners of the pub who continued it succession for many year’s. Mellody’s shop & pub still survives today and is now under new owners and is now known as Screene’s Bar of Guilkagh

You can follow this link to view this beautiful tickbook

This page was added on 05/05/2022.

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