Young Dubs @ JM Reidy’s, Killarney, Ireland
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm BSTTBA
J.M. REIDY’S – THE STORY BEHIND THE ICON
The 1870s were eventful years: General Custer took his last stand, Queen Victoria became Empress of India, the telephone was invented, and J.M. Reidys was built on Main Street, Killarney.
One of Killarney’s most photographed buildings and the star of many a postcard home, this iconic institution on Main Street was once home to three shops. Number 3 was a hardware shop and agricultural supply store, number 4 was a grocer’s, and number 5 was a bakery and flour merchant. Horses stabled behind the shops used two gates on Main Street and one on New Street to make deliveries around the town. The business was a bustling hub of trade in the town, selling both local and imported goods to the public, traders, farmers, high-profile hotels, and local religious institutions.