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Portumna Heritage Trail

30. Hayes Butchers Canopy

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Both of these premises were bought in 1903 by Tom Hayes who had owned a public on Old Main Street.

Tom married Brigid Flynn from the Arch Bar in Loughrea and the union produced fourteen children. Tom leased the premises in New Street to a Mr Golden who had established a ‘sub-chemist’ in Portumna and he leased the pub for a number of years to Winfred (Win) Houlihan.

One of their sons, Gerald, ran the butcher business. The canopy overhanging the window and door of the butcher shop is a significant piece of streetscape.

The canopy was used for the hanging of meat for the purposes of display.

Historical photo of Hayes Canopy
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