Geraghty’s Shop

This mosaic covered shop front, and its large window crammed with musical instruments and curiosities for sale is an intriguing site on Main St and an excellent example of the ‘Roscommon Mosaic Tradition’

Geraghty’s shop was featured in a recently published and fascinating account of the work of four Italian mosaic craftsmen who moved to Roscommon in the 1940s (Laura Earley’s “Roscommon’s Mosaic Tradition – Geometric and Artistic Mosaics in the North West) at the request of local man John Crean.

These Italian men arrived in Ireland without a word of English, with the last of them retiring from his work in Roscommon as recently as 2017! Their legacy is to be seen in many towns around Leitrim and Roscommon – indeed you will find some more examples of their mosaic work on Main St., and Bridge St. in the town.

Main St, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
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