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Arthur Judge listed as "spirit dealer" in Nenagh in [Directory of Cork & Munster, 1867, p.417].

Arthur Judge.
Publican and grocer, Dublin Road (or Dublin St), Nenagh, Co.Tipperary.
Listed as "spirit dealer" in [Directory of Cork & Munster, 1867].
Listed as publican at son's 1st mar, 1870.
Listed as grocer at son's 2nd mar, June 1878.
His son Michael writes a letter of 31 Dec 1878 from "Dublin Road, Nenagh".
Arthur had issue:

  1. Michael Judge,
    Michael Joseph Judge,
    born 1846 [death cert] or 1847 [census], Nenagh, Co.Tipperary.
    Moved to Dublin:
    He became provision agent in Dublin.
    Listed as "grocer" at mar, living Dublin.
    He mar 1stly, 26 Oct 1870, to Anne Cleary [Annie, Nannie, born 1849, dau of Patt Cleary, "chandler"].
    They mar at Nenagh [GROI]. She is listed as widow and "shopkeeper" at mar, living Nenagh. Very young to be already a widow.

    Pub on Eden Quay, Dublin:
    Michael is listed as "wine and spirit merchant", 28 Eden Quay, Dublin in [Thom's] from 1871 to 1881.
    He is listed as "vintner", living 28 Eden Quay, Dublin, at son's birth 1873.
    Listed as living Howth view, Booterstown strand, in [Thom's] in 1875 (not there in 1874 edn, gone in 1878 edn).
    Anne dies, 1877:
    She died 2 Mar 1877, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin, age 28 yrs, of "disease of liver".
    See death cert from here. She is "grocer's wife".
    Michael is living 28 Eden Quay at her death.
    He had issue by 1st wife:

    1. Arthur Judge,
      Arthur Patrick Judge, born 27 Feb 1873, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin [GROI].
      "Arthur Judge" listed as grandson at funeral of James O'Mara Apr 1899, though he is step-grandson.
      "Arthur Judge" was at funeral of Nan O'Mara 1905.
      He emigrated to Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
      He mar Evelyn ----.
      Not listed in [Brantford Directory, 1916].
      Listed as "accountant", living 27 Chatham, Brantford, in [Brantford Directory] 1924.
      Listed as "book keeper", living 466 Colborne, Brantford, in [Brantford Directory] 1926-1929.
      Listed as "ledger keeper", living 110 George, Brantford, in [Brantford Directory] 1931.
      Listed as "ledger keeper", living 220 Brock, Brantford, in [Brantford Directory] 1932-1937.
      Listed as "ledger keeper", living 95 Nelson St, Apt. #2, Brantford, in [Brantford Directory] 1938-1945.
      Arthur must have retired 1945-1946.
      Listed at 95 Nelson St, Apt. #2, in [Brantford Directory] 1946-1947. No occupation.
      Arthur must have died 1947-1948.
      Evelyn is listed at 95 Nelson St, Apt. #2, in [Brantford Directory] 1948-1950.
      She is listed at 125 Darling, Apt. #3, Brantford, in [Brantford Directory] 1951-1964.
      Listed at 31 Palmerston Ave, Brantford, in [Brantford Directory] 1965-1970.

    Michael mar 2ndly, 11 June 1878, to Margaret O'Mara [bapt 28 Aug 1848].
    He is listed as grocer, living 28 Eden Quay, at mar.

    He wrote a letter of 13 Dec 1878 from 28 Eden Quay to his brother-in-law Stephen O'Mara.
    Letter of 14 Oct 1879 from Stephen O'Mara to his wife says his sister is unhappy in Dublin. Stephen is not happy with Judge.
    Stephen reports in followup letter of 15 Oct 1879 that he had strong words with Judge, and Judge begged him to give him one more chance. Stephen demands that Judge "take the pledge and keep only his wife's company". So it sounds like he is out drinking with friends in Dublin, leaving his new, pregnant wife alone in a new city.
    Michael is listed as grocer, of "23 Eden Quay", Dublin (must be error for 28 Eden Quay) at dau's birth Dec 1879.
    Stephen O'Mara ended up in Lisdoonvarna on holiday with Judge, and rather enjoyed his party side. Letter of 6 July 1880 says: "I had no idea Judge was such fun."

    "Michael Joseph Judge", "commission agent", is listed in [Thom's] 1882 to 1883 at Flora ville, Howth Road, Clontarf, Co.Dublin.
    He is listed as "agent", living Howth Rd, Clontarf, at birth of son 1882.
    He is "Michael Judge" listed as "agent" with business at 4 Crown alley, Temple Bar, in [Thom's] in 1883.
    He is listed as "wholesale provision agent" with business at 5 Crown alley, Temple Bar, in [Thom's] from 1885 to 1900.
    He is listed as living Norabrook, Howth Rd, Dublin in [Thom's] from 1885 to 1926.
    Justice of the Peace: He is listed as a Justice of the Peace in [Thom's] 1896 on.
    He is at funeral of James O'Mara 1899.
    He is listed as "wholesale produce agent" with business at 1 Crown alley, Temple Bar, in [Thom's] from 1901 to 1930 (the last few years may be after his death, name still on business).
    See his entry in Stephen O'Mara's address book [P40/234].

    Margaret dies, 1908:
    She is listed as wife of "commission agent" at death.
    She died 24 Apr 1908, Norahbrook, Clontarf, age 59 yrs [GROI]. NOT 1905.
    Margaret's brother Stephen O'Mara of Limerick writes letter on 20 Jan 1909 from Michael's office while on a visit to Dublin. Letterhead is M.J. Judge, "Wholesale Produce Agent", 1 Crown Alley, Dublin.
    Michael is listed in 1911 census at Norabrook, Howth Rd.

    Michael dies, 1925:
    He died Norabrook, Howth Rd, 10 June 1925.
    See death cert from here. He is "produce commission agent".
    Michael had issue by 2nd wife:

    1. Dot Judge,
      Nora, Nora Mary,
      though one edit of [O'Mara family tree] says Dot is Dorothy,
      born 22 Dec 1879, at mother's family home, 17 Thomas St, Limerick city, see [GROI].
      Grew up Dublin.
      Mother died 1908.
      After her mother's death, Cousin Dot kept house for her father.
      See telegram from "Dot and Jim" in Dublin in Aug 1910 to congratulate Nell O'Mara on forthcoming marriage. Must be her and brother.
      Dot is listed as unmarried, living with father, in census 1911.
      She went to Connie von Trapp's wedding, Austria, 1914.
      Registered father's death 1925.
      She is listed as living Norabrook, Howth Rd, Dublin in [Thom's] from 1928 to 1930.
      She had great desire to be a nun. After father's death, she entered a convent. But to her great sorrow, she found after so many years of waiting she was unsuited to the vocation she had wished for. Left after short time.
      She is gone from Norabrook in [Thom's] 1931 edn.
      She is "Miss Judge" at Nell's funeral 1939.

    2. Jim Judge,
      James Mary Judge, born 12 Feb 1882, family home, Howth Rd, Clontarf [GROI].
      BA. Qualified and practiced as solicitor in Dublin.
      Listed as "James Judge, solicitor (Dublin)" at funeral of Nan O'Mara 1905.
      Listed as unmarried, living with father, in census 1911.
      He went to Canada.
      He and cousins Jim Ray and Tom O'Mara all suffered from or were at risk of TB, and they left Ireland for a better climate.
      Jim Ray and Tom went to Canada 1909. So it seems Jim Judge went later, after 1911.
      He died at comparatively young age.

Michael Judge.

Margaret O'Mara.
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Margaret O'Mara.
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Michael Judge.
From 1914 photo.

Letterhead on letter of 20 Jan 1909 from Michael Judge's office, 1 Crown Alley, Dublin.
The telegraph name is funny. Judge is of course "brehon" in Irish.

Norabrook, Howth Rd, Dublin

Norabrook (or Nora Brook, or Norah Brook, or Norahbrook), Howth Road (near junction of St.Lawrence Rd), Clontarf, Co.Dublin.
Home of Michael Judge.
It is now 119 Howth Road.
119 Howth Road became known as a symbol of the Celtic Tiger, because of ambitious plans in 2008-10 to demolish it and re-develop the site, just as the Irish property bubble was collapsing.

Norabrook on 1887 to 1913 map.
See modern map and satellite view.

Photo 2008. See full size. See other shot.
From here. Creative Commons.

Norabrook on 2010 street view.

Video of the aborted proposed re-development in 2008-10.


28 Eden Quay, Dublin

28 Eden Quay, Dublin, has been a pub for a very long time.
A sign on it says "est 1769".
Though Eden Quay was not constructed until 1796.
28 Eden Quay is "Young's London and Liverpool Hotel and Tavern" in [Dublin Almanac, 1838].
28 Eden Quay is "North's London and Liverpool Hotel and Tavern" in [Post Office Directory of Dublin, 1843].
Michael Judge is listed there in [Thom's] from 1871 to 1881.

Around 2000, 28 Eden Quay was called "Charlie P's".
This was Charlie Patton, who also owned Jack Humphrys' pub.
It was sister pub of "Charlie P's" Irish pub, Vienna, Austria.

It was then "The Liffey" pub.
It is now a pub and venue called "The Pint".
See street view.

Extract from 1797 map.
The E part of Eden Quay (where 28 Eden Quay is) does not yet exist.

28 Eden Quay listed as a hotel and tavern in [Post Office Directory of Dublin, 1843].

Michael Judge at 28 Eden Quay in [Thom's, 1877].

Michael Judge writes a letter of 13 Dec 1878 from 28 Eden Quay, Dublin.
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"The Liffey" pub, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin. Photo 2004.
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Photo by William Murphy. See terms of use.

"The Pint".
2014 photo from their Facebook.

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