Joseph Watkins & Co
Joseph Watkins & Co, 22 Ardee Street, Dublin, Ireland.
The oldest Dublin brewery, reputed to date back to 1536. Merged with Jameson, Pim & Co. Ltd 1905 to form Watkins, Jameson,Pim & Co. Ltd and brewing concentrated at Ardee Street.
From the Brewery history Society Journal number 91
Watkins was reputed to be the oldest commercial brewery in Ireland, and dates back to 1536 when the monastery on this site was closed. They held leases that dated back to 1691. In the hands of Sir James Taylor this brewery was the largest in Ireland. Brewers of porter with markets in Dublin and Belfast plus an export trade, they were in business until 1937 when the brewery closed. Watkins sold it to the Darley family who in turn sold it on to the Maguire family.
The brewery features in The Noted Breweries of Great Britain and Ireland by Alfred Barnard published 1890.
Joseph Watkins & Co, 22 Ardee Street, Bray, Ireland.
Brewed here between 1888 and 1899. A branch of Jameson, Pim & Co. Ltd., Dublin.