"The Cartons of Dublin City & County"
by Libby Carton,
MA project, NCAD.
Carton Brothers, Halston St (at corner of Cuckoo Lane), Dublin.
Drawing of 1971.
born 11 Apr 1844, Dublin.
by Mark Lloyd.
His family ran Carton Brothers
(founded 1775), poultry and egg business,
Halston St (at corner of Cuckoo Lane),
near Capel St, Dublin
(see modern map).
Carton family was very prosperous.
mar 1884 to Sara Butterly [or Sarah, born 1859, Dublin].
They lived 19 Charleville Terrace, North Circular Road, Dublin.
Living 19 Charleville Terrace at son's birth 1885. Thomas is "poultry factor".
at 19 Charleville Terrace in
at 19 Charleville Terrace in
Family still at 19 Charleville Terrace in 1919.
Thomas and Sara
Alphonsus Joseph Carton, Phons,
born 4 Apr 1885, 19 Charleville Terrace, Dublin.
See birth cert
He normally used "Fonso".
Listed as "Fonso" at his wedding and at his wife's parents' funerals.
bapt apparently 4 Apr 1885,
Arran Quay, Dublin.
He was a great friend of Frank Flanagan.
Listed at home in 1911 census.
He and his father working in the family poultry and egg business.
Listed at mar as "merchant", living family home, 19 Charleville Terrace.
mar 1919 to
[born 19th Sept 1897].
When O'Mara and Carton married, people described it as "bacon and eggs".
The Cartons were of course known as "The egg Cartons".
Eileen contributed to
article on her father, 1970.
She died 13 July 1973,
age 75 yrs.
Fonso died nursing home, Kilcroney, near Bray,
2 Jan 1981, age 95 yrs.
Fonso and Eileen
Charleville Terrace on
1887 to 1913 map.
Junction of North Circular Road and Charleville Road.
See modern street view.
Thomas Carton and family lived at 19 Charleville Terrace.
These houses have been renumbered as part of North Circular Road,
so not sure which one would be 19 Charleville Terrace.
In 1970, Carton Brothers moved from Dublin to a massive new
chicken processing plant
Think this is it in
on NW side of Shercock, on the lake.
Carton Brothers head office is now at
Bracetown Business Park,
Clonee, Co Meath (not far from Dublin).
of entrance to park.
They are poultry and egg distributors,
and also do ready-made meals and animal feed.
They are Ireland's largest processor of chicken meat.
The company's chicken brand is
"Manor Farm Chicken".
Former site of Carton Brothers ("Caterway" building), Halston St (at corner of Cuckoo Lane).
Click to rotate.
From Google Street View.
History and profile of Carton Brothers.
"Nationwide", RTE One TV,
9 May 2011.
It was previously thought that Fonso Carton was a 2nd cousin of Oliver St.John Gogarty.
says this has been disproved.
Their connection is to the
Gogarty family next door to Carton on Halston St, but apparently these are no relation to Oliver St.John Gogarty.
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