O'Learys Jewellers

Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland

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A little piece of history





Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, founder of the Phoenix National and Literary Society, traded in our shop from 1853 to1859.

One of his slogans was:

Here honest value you will find
in farm seeds of every kind.
If once you try, so pleased you will be,
you will come again to buy from me.

The stocks have changed, but the sentiment remains.



Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was born in the nearby town of Rosscarbery in September 1831.

In Skibbereen in 1856, he established the Phoenix National and Literary Society, the aim of which was "the liberation of Ireland by force of arms". This organisation later merged with the Irish Republican Brotherhood.