Dowdall O’Mahony & Co. Ltd.

Repository: Cork City and County Archives

Identity Statement

TitleDowdall O'Mahony & Co. Ltd.
Archive ReferenceIE CCCA/B614
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1916-1960
Extent Medium9 items


Creator(s): Dowdall O'Mahony & Co. Ltd (Butter and Margarine Manufacturers) fl.?1880-1989

  • Administrative History ↴

    Dowdall Bros. set up mid/late 1800s in Charleville Co. Cork. Merger with O'Mahony in the ?early 1900s, with factory at 6-8 Union Quay, Cork. Products included Black Swan butter, Sunrose Margarine, Confecto pastry margarine, Champion cake margarine, Bakers Pride golden shortening, Frytex. Also made soap up to 1960 including Whiteline soap and Wizard carbolic soap used in institutions and laundries. Up to 50 people were employed in the 1960s. Sold to Kraft Foods in 1969. Factory closed in 1989. Premises bought by Guinness Ireland.
  • Archival History ↴

    Donated in 2010 by Michael Healy, former employee of Dowdall and O'Mahony company
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Dowdall O'Mahony & Co. Ltd (Butter and Margarine Manufacturers) fl.?1880-1989 ↴

    Business records of the company.
    1. Bank account book recording lodgements, payments etc, Jan 1916 – Mar 1917 (c.150pp)
    2. Bank account book (as item 1.) Nov 1922 – Mar 1924 (c.200pp)
    3. Bank account book, Munster and Leinster Bank in account with Messers Dowdall O’Mahony & Co. Ltd, Union Quay, Cork, Dec 1924 – Nov 1925 (c.250pp)
    4. Salaries Book (Insurance Act), with names of staff, Feb 1936 – Aug 1941 (c. 30pp)
    5. Salaries Book (as item 4.) Aug 1941 – Jul 1947
    6. Wages Book. Gives name, gross wages, overtime/bonus, nett wages, insurance contributions, Jan 1949 – Dec 1961 (c. 40pp)
    7. Wages Book (as item 6.) Apr 1956 – Aug 1958
    8. ‘Invoice Journal’ account book listing payments to suppliers, such as ‘Margarine Raw Materials’, ‘Butter Sundries’, ‘Parchment’, ‘Power and Fuel’ , ‘Freight Out’, ‘Advertising’, July 1957 – Apr 1960 (225ff)
    9. Business diary of Tim O’Mahony, Managing Director. With limited number of entries concerning business meetings, 1936 (c.100pp)

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    Items arranged mainly chronologically

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Open by appointment to those holding a current readers ticket
Conditions Governing ReproductionSubject to rules governing reproduction of records of CCCA
Creation Dates1916-1960
Extent Medium9 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Fonds level description Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialCCCA: SM634 O’Sullivan Cork Packing Company

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteBrian McGee
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions40269