Nolans of Kilcullen established in 1886If we were watching “Reeling Back the Years” to give you an indication of how long ago that was:
- Pharmacist Dr. John Styth Pemberton invents a carbonated beverage that would later be named "Coca-Cola".
- The Karl Benz Patent Motorwagen (or motorcar), patented in 1886, is widely regarded as the first automobile, that is, a vehicle designed to be propelled by a motor.
- The Statue of Liberty opened
- X Ray Technology is invented
- But most importantly Nolans of Kilcullen was established!
Nolans Butchers was indeed established in 1886. Set up in the main street of a small village in Co.Kildare known as Kilcullen, the Nolan brothers who established the business had a progressive and enterprising outlook: they supplied the new Free State army for some years, and as early as the 1930s they put lamb carcasses on the London market.