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Clay Pipe - dúidin/dúidiní

Kiltimagh Railway Museum, County Mayo

Short, (6'') pipe, with inscription, 'Murphy's' and trademark etched on top.

Clay pipes/duidini were essential items, together with barrels of porter, in Irish 'wakes', where they were smoked by one and all. From the quantity ordered for this purpose it would seem that they were only used once and discarded.

The name, 'Murphy's,' on the pipe was that of the funeral undertaker and so the inscription doubled as an advertisement. Brendan O'Shea found this pipe in his garage and donated it to the Museum in 2004.

Opening Hours

Daily 2pm - 6pm June to September

Come and share our experience for yourselves. You will be most welcome.

Kiltimagh Railway Museum
Kiltimagh
County Mayo
Ireland

Tel: + 353 (0) 94 938 1132
Email: solanb@gofree.indigo.ie

Publications

  • Parish History, Kiltimagh, Our Life and Times, by Peter Sobolewski & Betty Solan. Price £15 (plus postage)
  • Sean Lavan, produced in conjunction with Kiltimagh GAA: Price £3 (plus postage)

| Kiltimagh Museum | Railway History |
| Raftery | Mike Hogarty | Father Denis O'Hara | Gene Tunney | Sean Lavan |

Items of interest to be viewed at Kiltimagh Railway Museum
| Abacus Ball-frame | Apron | Barber's Pole and Chair | Bedspread or Quilt | Bicycle Permit | Clay Pipe | Copying Press | Cosmetics | Doll | Farming Implements | Gas Lamp | Gas Meter | Gold medal | Life Jacket | Model Locomotive | Locked draws | Glass Case | Olympic Crest 1924 | Police hat and badge | Pottery Hot Water Bottle | Ration Book | Replicas of Boston Famine Memorial | Scales | Scales for eggs | School Clock | Sculpture of the Station Master | Sketch of Raftery | Staff Key | Sundial | Sword | Wooden Trap | Wooden Cradle |