Items dating back more than 200 years discovered during renovation of Georgian house in Dundalk

Items dating back more than 200 years discovered during renovation of Georgian house in Dundalk

Items dating back more than 200 years were discovered by a local tradesmen as he carried out work on a house in Dundalk earlier this week.

Stephen Hickey was stripping apart the old staircase of a house on St Mary’s Road when he discovered a number of historical era items, which he subsequently shared on social media.

Music notes found during the renovation work on the staircase

Amongst the items found were stamps, receipts, music notes, a handwritten poem, a children’s toy, a brass door knob, a candle, a tin whistle, a shirt collar, a glass hip flask and glasses case and some oriental toothpaste.

A handwritten poem discovered in the house on St Mary’s Road

While it is not believed there is any value to any of the items, it is a fascinating insight into what may lie undiscovered in other old homes in the area.

Stephen, who is working alongside  Pat Lynch of Conservation Joinery on the renovation, has been keeping a blog about its progress which can be viewed here.

One of the items discovered

A receipt for William Tempest’s

One of the stamps discovered

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