POPS AND CATHERINE MURPHY - Mullet Peninsula


I met Pops and Catherine by accident. When I was on the Mullet Peninsula someone told me I should visit them. The couple run a Language and Cultural Research Centre called Turas Siar and the dresser is part of their kitchen. The dresser was made on the peninsula and is simular in style to Cora Harding’s which is a few miles north of here. The dresser was made with the same side panels and had an unusual kick out design on top which Pops says was the signature design of the Corduff family whom he believes made it. He claims that the dresser was made by recycled wood as there was no significant trees on the peninsula at that time. Frank Could from further north of Pops siad his father bought wood for his from a merchant in Belmullet. Some of the wood in the door had a stamp on it so it probably would have been washed up timber and was reused in its making. This is clearly evident in the wood panelling at the base of the dresser. Very well made and finished.


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