Cambricville Brewery

Within an eight of a mile from the station and stores of the Great Northern Railway is the brewery of Messrs. Macardle Moore and Co. It occupies premises consisting of about fifteen acres, and its suburbs of Dundalk. Messrs. Macardle, Moore and Co. in addition to a large connection through the regular trade channels of the United Kingdom, make the army supply a prominent feature. A great many letters from distinguished military men bear testimony to the unvarying excellence of their brew, and to their satisfactiory manner of dealing. At the Dublin exhibition of 1882 they were awarded first prize gold medal. The history of the brewing interest now owned by Messrs Macardle and Moore and Co. began with Mr. P Wynne, J.P. at the Dublin street brewery. His two nephews Messers John C. and Arthur E Duffy and Mr Edward H Macardle JP in 1859 purchased from him. After a few year’s association Mr Arthur E Duffy sold out the remaining partners. Mr John C Duffy died in France and the widow disposed of his share to Edward H Macardle. Mr Macardle is one of the oldest directors of the Dundalk and Newry Steam Packet Company. He was twenty one times successively elected Chairman of the Town Commisioners and served the office of Borough Magistrate during all of that period. In 1863 he formed a partnership with Alderman Andrew T. Moore, JP, Ashton, Phoenix Park, Dublin, under the style of Macardle Moore and Co. Ltd. Alderman Moore, formerly High Sheriff of Dublin is a member of the firm and managing director of Messrs. George Roe and Co. distillers and is one of the most extensive tannery owners in Ireland. His is a first cousin of Mrs Macardle’s, and by his relationship to the Levins family is doubly connected with Louth. The operations of the new firm were so much increased that larger premises had to be secured. These were found at Cambricville, the site of a brewery for over a century. Brewing plant, embracing all the best improvements was put in. Mr Macardle’s three sons are concerned in the active management. Mr Thomas Callan Macardle has made a striking success of his efforts to popularise the brew in England. Mr Thomas Mc Nally, Collingwood Dock, Liverpool, shipping agent to the firm, forwards consignments to all parts of England and Wales. Mr Henry E. Macardle is the principal brewer and Mr M.J. Macardle attends to the travelling department.