The Travelling Shop

Austin Francis Travelling Shop
Listen to a snippet of Austin Francis O'Malley talking about his "Traveling Shop" with Brige Woodward.
Brige Woodward
The Butchery
Aoife Woodward
Austin Francis with French Iron Weighing Scales used in the shop
Aoife Woodward

In 1971 a young man named Austin Francis O’Malley returned from England to his home in Doughmakeon and put a well thought out dream into action, setting up a Travelling Shop. On Saturday September 18th, using his Opal Kadett Austin Francis’ shop opened for business, a business that would trade every Saturday, rain, hail, or snow for over 10 years.

The shop proved not only to be a huge success, but a lifeline to many in the community. Kindly Austin Francis has now agreed to talk to us about his experience running the travelling shop and all that was involved in the process.

A snippet of the interview can be played by clicking on the link above the photos on right.

The full interview can be heard on our YouTube channel below.

Or if you wish to read the full interview click on the attached PDF below


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