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D. and W. Grant

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1889 bridge over River Mulcair
1889 bridge over River Mulcair

of Townsend Street Foundry, later York Street Foundry, Belfast

1870 Advertising as engineers and machine makers at York Street[1]

1872 Advertising as millwrights and engineers, iron and brass founders, Townsend Street Foundry[2]

1881 Advertising the sale of various items of machinery and pipework, presumably secondhand, at Townsend Street Foundry[3]

1883 Advert: 'PRELIMINARY NOTICE. IMPORTANT TO ENGINEERS, MILLOWNERS, AND MACHINISTS.
We have been favoured with instructions from Messrs. D. & W. GRANT, who have purchased the York Street Foundry (late John Rowan & Sons Limited), and have removed their business there, to Sell by AUCTION, on an early date, ALL the Valuable PLANT, TOOLS, MACHINERY, &c., &c, in their Works, TOWNSEND STREET FOUNDRY, Belfast, ENGINES, BOILERS, LATHES, PLANING, SLOTTING, AND SHAPING MACHINES, CRANES, &c., &c. Catalogues will be prepared and date of Sale fixed as early as possible.
M C. CLARKE A SON, Auctioneers.'[4]

See photos of iron lattice girder footbridge made by D&W Grant in 1889 to cross the River Mulcair (Mulkear), which joins the River Shannon near Limerick. Photos courtesy of Brian J. Goggin.


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Sources of Information

  1. Northern Whig, 25 May 1870
  2. Belfast News-Letter, 2 May 1872
  3. Belfast Telegraph, 28 July 1881
  4. Northern Whig - Saturday 10 November 1883