N. Costello, 65 O'Connell Street, Ennis, County Clare, 30th September, 1941


Postcard. Obverse: addressed to J R Tinsly Esq., Salt and Oil Stores, Limerick, one 1 1/2 penny stamp, post mark ‘Innis’; reverse ’65 O’Connell St, Ennis, 30/09/41/J R Tinsly Esq/Dear Sirs/Can you kindly let me have as much/fine salt as you can, soon as possible oblige/Yours N Costello (Enrights).

John Richard Tinsly established his firm in Limerick in 1840 to bring salt from Britain to Ireland. In the days before electricity, salt was used to preserve meat, mostly bacon and salted herrings.

Tinsly’s celebrated 175 years in business in 2015 and today supplies salt mainly for water treatment purposes as it removes calcium, magnesium and limes scale.

John Richard Tinsly was mayor of Limerick in 1865.

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