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Ebrill Brothers auctioneers, Limerick

Estate agents and general auctioneers (cattle, horses, furniture, etc.) in Limerick.
Agricultural Hall, Military Road (now O'Connell Ave), Limerick.
Run by brothers William Ebrill and Frank Ebrill.

Crescent College Review 1898 says Ebrill Brothers are already established at Agricultural Hall, Military Road.
[P106/30] is 1902 invoice from Ebrill Brothers for sale of cattle for Ellen Mangan of Quinsborough.
In [P106/357] Ebrill Bros. are carrying out sale of cattle in 1902 on behalf of Dr. David Humphreys of Quinsborough.
In [P106/167] Ebrill Bros. are carrying out sales in 1903-09 on behalf of Anna Rahilly of Quinsborough.

Headed notepaper of 1903 lists "Ebrill Brothers" as auctioneers and valuers, with:

An ad in the Limerick Leader, January 26, 1906, has Ebrill Bros. at 60 George St.
An ad in the Limerick Leader, January 15, 1908, has Ebrill Bros. at Agricultural Hall and an office on George St.
See sale of items by the O'Maras of Strand House, 7 June 1910, using Ebrill Bros.
Ebrill Bros, House, Land & Estate Agents, Agricultural Hall, listed in [Guy's directory, 1913] and [Cork & Munster directory, 1918].
Ebrill Bros, Auctioneers & Valuers, Agricultural Hall, listed in [Limerick City Trades Directory, 1931] and [Thom's, 1931] and [Thom's, 1933].

The business went bust in Anglo-Irish Trade War (De Valera's crippling economic policy, 1933-38).
Shut down apparently 1933. Not listed any more in [Thom's, 1934].

Location (red cross) of Agricultural Hall, Military Road (O'Connell Ave).
From 1887 to 1913 map.
The site is now the Limerick School Project primary school.
See modern street view.

(Left) The site on modern OSI map. Red cross is same location as on map above. Note "Jasmine Villas".
(Right) Entry for Jasmine Villas, O'Connell Ave, in [Guy's directory, 1912] confirms this is location of Agricultural Hall.

"Ebrill Brothers" notepaper from 1903.
See full size.
Courtesy of Paddy Waldron.

Ebrill ad of 1903.
See full size.
From Fete in aid of St.John's Hospital, Limerick, June 8th to 13th, 1903. Limerick City Museum.

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