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Knox Street Sligo late nineteenth-century

Merchants of Sligo – Higgins & Keighron

Higgins & Keighron flagon - Source - B. Higgins Irish Antique Bottle Collectors Club Facebook group

A whiskey flagon from Higgins & Keighron Ltd, Wholesale Merchants, Sligo.

Higgins & Keighron Ltd, Wholesale and Retail business, Grocers, Wine, and Tea trades. Patrick Keighron began trading in the 1850s in his shop on The Mall and in the 1880s his son-in-law Francis Higgins opened up a second shop on the corner of Grattan Street, Sligo.

Higgins & Keighron Advertisement from 1916

If you’re in the market for your own whiskey flagon, I spotted Brittas Bay Antiques in Wicklow, have a nice selection, including a Sligo O’Connor Brothers whiskey flagon. You can also join the Facebook group Irish Antique Bottle Collectors Club, they meet a few times a year to swap and buy old ginger bottles and flagons.