Alcorn branding iron

Alcorn Sheep Brand

Christy Cunniffe

Alcorn branding iron
Dympna Greaney
Greaney collection Kilcoona
Dympna Greaney

This sheep branding iron bearing a capital A with decorative serifs is believed to have belonged to the Alcorns landlords near Kilcoona, Headford. Dympna Greaney’s grandfather worked for them. A James Alcorn lived on the estate until the 1920’s. The brand comprises of an iron handle with a circular loop on the end. It has a metal disc attached at the working end to which the letter A is riveted.

Information provided  by Dympna Greaney, Kilcoona, Headford.

This page was added on 26/07/2018.

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