Welcome to the Irish Ginger Beers & Stone Stouts website!
Last website update - Thursday 15th August 2013.
This website has been constructed with the intention of transforming a forthcoming book on Irish Ginger Beers & Stone Stouts from being a good publication into an even better one!
Now, how's that for an introduction? But seriously, having spent the last eight years researching such a book (and believe me, sometimes it has seemed a lot longer!). I have reached the point where I can just about see the final stages looming tantalisingly on the horizon. To make the finished publication as complete as possible, I am utilising the services of the internet to appeal to collectors of Irish Stone Bottles to please check out the ‘Information Needed ' section on the site and respond accordingly.
The premise behind this book is to produce something which is as comprehensive as possible. The best way to do this is to encourage support and gather information from everyone who has an interest in Irish Ginger Beers & Stone Stouts. I hope the list of ‘Locations Information' and "Bottles Known but not yet Photographed Information' will whet the appetite and give a taste of what is in store for the readers.
This request for help goes far beyond the shores of Ireland and will hopefully attract much attention, not only from England, Scotland and Wales, but also from such countries as the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, all of which enjoyed a thriving trade with Irish Mineral Water Companies during the period 1890 - 1920. Indeed, crates of Irish stone bottles were shipped across the Atlantic during the 1970's and 80's, a period often referred to as the ‘Golden Age' of the hobby.
All contributions and offers of help will be acknowledged (eventually!!) in the book and on this website.
I would like to include at this point, my thanks to my great friends Joe Maguire who is solely responsible for designing this Web Page, and to Eugene Markey whose enthusiasm, support and advice has steered my research to this stage.
Locations with Stone Bottles - 705 in Total
Armagh (3) Armoy (1) Ballybay (1) Ballymagan (1) Ballymena (20) Ballymoney (2)
Ballynahinch (1) Ballyshannon (5) Banbridge (2) Bandon (8) Belfast (115) Belleek (3)
Bellewstown (1) Birr (1) Brookeborough (1) Brownstown (1) Buncrana (3)
Burndennett (1) Cahirgiveen (2) Carlow (7) Carndonagh (2) Carrick On Suir (1)
Carrigans (1) Carrick On Bannon (2) Castlederg (1) Castlewellan (3) Clane (1) Clara (1)
Clonakilty (2) Clones (1) Clonmel ( 8) Coleraine (2) Cookstown (1)
Cork (31) Corofin (1) Dingle (2) Donaghadee (1) Donegal (4) Donemana (1) Drogheda (8)
Drumquin (1) Dublin (74) Dundalk (3) Dungarvan (1) Dunlavin (1) Edenderry (3)
Ennis (17) Enniscorthy (6) Ennistymon (1) Fermoy (5) Galway (4) Hollywood (1)
Kanturk (1) Kildare (1) Kilkenny (6) Killarney (2) Killybegs (3) Killygordon (1) Kilmainham (1)
Kingston (2) Kinsale (1) Knocklong (1) Lady's Island (1) Larne (4) Letterkenny ( 8)
Limavady (2) Limerick (4) Lisbellaw (3) Lisburn (1) Lisnaskea (6) Londonderry (193)
Longford (2) Loughrea (1) Lucan (3) Lurgan (2) Macroom (2) Magillian (1) Malin Head (1)
Moville (1) Naas (2) New Ross (1) Newbridge (5) Newry (6) Newtown Cunningham (1)
Omagh (2) Portadown (2) Queenstown (5) Ramelton (3) Raphoe (1) Rathdowney (1)
Rathmines (2) Sallins (1) Sion Mills (1) Sligo (1) Strabane ( 28) Swinford (1) Taghmon (1)
Thurles (2) Trim (2) Tullamore (3) Victoria Bridge (1) Waterford (4) Westport (2)
Wexford (5) Youghal (3)
To view a few bottle images, click the link below.