It reminded me of the discussion I had with Rev. John Farris of the Presbyterian Trinity Church on Summerhill during the Heritage Open Day and discussing the Carmichael School Building on the grounds of the church at MacCurtain St junction. Rev. Farris commented that Carmichael, as well as being the name on the school, was also the ‘C’ in Cash & Co – with Arnott, Smith & Hitchmough.
Michael Lenihan has a different anagram – Carmichael, Arnott & McOstrich.
Regardless of who is correct, I thought it was a lovely hopper – one I doubt which could be made now: or if it could be made, not by many.
And yes, a hopper can be lovely…
One of Cork’s oldest shops, Cash & Company, started life as Todd & Company, established in 1834, and later became Carmichael’s Department Store, before being taken over by Cash’s. Cash is actually an anagram which stands for Carmichael, Arnott and McOstrich, who were the directors. Now the home of Brown Thomas, it is still providing a rich heritage of quality and service.