Furniture

  • The McAllister Clifford Cradle
    Victorian mahogany and cane rocking cradle.  Victorian mahogany and cane/ rattan rocking cradle, bought for the birth of James McAllister Clifford C.1898, of 2 Rus in Urbe, Dún Laoghaire. It has been carefully preserved and passed down through generations of the family and presented to the MoCI in July 2019. McAllister Collection
  • The Reddin Family’s Suncar.
    The Suncar. “This pushchair/ buggy/ arrived to number 20 Fitzgibbon St. Dublin 1 in 1918 for the birth of Mary Theresa Reddin. Sadly Mary Theresa died just two years later. In 1922 Joseph Patrick was born. He would be the Reddin’s only child . The pushchair, known in the family as ‘the Suncar’ was for taking Joseph out to the Phoenix park and to… Continue reading The Reddin Family’s Suncar.
  • Guilfoyle Family Moses Basket
    This Moses basket was purchased in 1956 from the Richmond National Institution for the Industrious Blind, in O’Connell Street.  The basket was bought by May and Brendan Guilfoyle for the birth of their first child.  May and Brendan married in October 1955.  They lived in Dun Laoghaire,  first in a flat in Tivoli Terrace East,  and subsequently in a house in Crosthwaite Park which… Continue reading Guilfoyle Family Moses Basket
  • Infant Formula
    From the museum’s collection, Cow and Gate advertisement sign and baby formula milk tin. Cow and Gate was the most popular dried powder milk for infants used in 20th century Ireland.  The manufacturers established factories in Cork and Wexford. the Gates brothers, from Surrey, England established a creamery in Kildorrery in 1887. In 1947 the manufacturing operation switched to Mallow, Cork and from there,… Continue reading Infant Formula
  • Antrim Pine Cradle
    19th Century Irish pine, (hooded version), rocking cradle, Co Antrim. See the Francis, Mini McGovern and others, Tyrone, 1930s, story.(Rose Shaw photographs) in Snapshots for similar type of cradle: https://regionalfurnituresociety.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/irish-cradles-an-introductory-look-fionnuala-carragher.pdf Cradle, the McAllister Collection. Donated to the Museum of Childhood Ireland, 2018