Dundalk as it Happens
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.
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.
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.