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Listowel, A Printer's Legacy The Story of Printing in North Kerry 1870-1970

Listowel, A Printer's Legacy The Story of Printing in North Kerry 1870-1970
This is a beautiful book, a companion to local historian, Vincent Carmody’s, Listowel, Snapshots of an Irish Market town. This is another chapter in the story of the Literary Capital of Ireland.

Vincent is a painstaking researcher and he has gathered an unrivalled collection of printed items relating to life in North Kerry in the century between 1870 and 1970. He now shares this collection with us in this beautifully produced book… a collector’s item.
Our Price: €30.00
ISBN/EAN9780992698898
Stock: 9
Author: CARMODY VINCENT
Format: Hardback
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In the days before local radio or the Internet, if you wanted to advertise, you went to the printer. Listowel had a colourful printer, Bob Cuthbertson. Over two generations, Cuthbertson Printers printed bills for auctions, fairs, dances, dramas, political rallies and public notices, as well as tickets for raffles, dances and socials . Cuthbertsons also had a close relationship with Bryan MacMahon and they printed his ballads in off cuts of paper from the larger posters.

Posters, tickets and playbills etc. were usually displayed for a while and then discarded. But Listowel is lucky to have a collector who saw the value of these documents as an important piece of social history. In this book, Vincent shares with us his huge collection of printed memorabilia along with his knowledge of the stories behind the posters.
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