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Object of the Week - Carroll's 'Mick McQuaid' Tobacco Tin c.1920s

Patrick James Carroll opened the first tobacco shop in Dundalk in 1824.  In 1864 his son joined and modernised the firm.  In 1889 the company introduced the Mick McQuaid brand.  

Mick first appeared as a character in The Shamrock magazine in the 1880s.  In the 1920s the company introduced a drawing of Mick on their tins and adverts.  The Mick McQuaid brand was   
discontinued in 2016.                                                

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