Murphy & Co. Ltd

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The brewery features in The Noted Breweries of Great Britain and Ireland by Alfred Barnard published 1890
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James J Murphy & Co. Ltd, Ladyswell Brewery, Leitrim Street, Cork, Ireland

Founded in 1856. Premises originally a foundling hospital. Registered December 1883.

Acquired by Watney Mann Ltd 1966 but in 1971 the Irish government bought Watney's holding. In 1974 the brewery was bought by Licensed Vintners Holdings a consortium of independent publicans.

Known as Heineken Ireland since 1984.


An assortment of images of the brewery

Entry in the Trade Mark Registry

Registration No  : 89,939

Description  : Sailing ship & two towers
Date of Application  : 13/5/1889
Used Prior to 1870?  : NO


Registration No  : 176,029
Description  : Man lifting horse
Date of Application  : 30/10/1893

Used Prior to 1870?  : NO