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50 Liberty Square

The premises at 51 Liberty Square has been a pharmaceutical / medical hall / chemist shop since 1889, when P.J. Devlin established a business on the site. The building today shows the foundation date and the name of The Rexall Pharmacy, though one could be forgiven for thinking that this is as it appeared in 1889. The premises back then was a much smaller concern, a two storey building, with the side entrance door to the right of the modern shop front is the only feature which is from the original street scape.

P.J. Devlin established a business which was renowned locally and the interior of the shop today retains much of the orginal fittings and furnishing, with the apothecary jars and bottles an attractive and unique feature of the chemist shop. Medicines and ointments were often made in house and each carried a unique label, many of which have survived down through the decades are reproduced here.

12. Donal Sammon print blockM.D. Molony, M.P.S.I., was the chemist after P.J. Devlin retired.

Donal Sammon, M.P.S.I. then took over the business and retained the long standing tradition of pharmacy service at this location.

Bottle labels were made in house with a wide range of stamps available for a wide range of goods.

Carmel Sammon, M.P.S.I. is the second generation of the family keeping the practice alive and vibrant today.

Some features of the building exterior have changed over the years, none more so than the replacement of the pediment at the top of the shop front with a solid block feature.

The mortar and pestle mosaic deture at the entrance door is a tribute to the buidling’s history and as is the shop interior itself.

Tradition lives long at 50 Liberty Square.

13. Sammons 2000

14. Sammons 2004

15. Sammons Door

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