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Help: trying to find a Horse/Pony-drawn cart made in Athenry in the past.....

  • 04-11-2012 12:51pm
    Registered Users Posts: 12,749 ✭✭✭✭

    Hi I won't double-post, but refer people to the link below.

    Basically I'm trying to find a horse/pony-drawn cart, built by Quinn's in Athenry, right up to the 60's. I'm not asking anyone to give theirs up, just looking for one to photograph and measure, with a view to us making a new one, for posterity/historical purposes. Or even photos' of one.

    I've posted in the Equestrian forum, but am trying to cast the net a bit wider, here. They would have been bought in the main by farmers in the West generally as a general purpose cart.

    If you can help, let me know - please ask the older generations in your household ! :)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 81,223 ✭✭✭✭biko

    Put your request in your sig too, that way it'll also show up under all your posts.
    Good luck

  • Site Banned Posts: 4 coppershill

    You should try contacting PJ Tonery in galway city. He worked with horses for the county council back in the day. He loves gigs and horse drawn machinary etc.

  • Registered Users Posts: 116 ✭✭hollysf

    Theres a small cottage museum in Turloughmore with loads of old farm machinery out the back, think there's an old restored cart, not sure where from but Turloughmore very close to Athenry so...

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,815 ✭✭✭✭galwayrush

    There's one at the Lackagh muesum in Turloughmore, and Gardiners undertakers / woodworkers in the sq in Athenry sometimes builds / restores them,