I spotted ‘Provisions’ yesterday and have tried to find out some more information but unsuccessfully.
In 1863, Mary Quinlan operated a Seminary for Young Ladies – so is unlikely to be the source of provisions. Brian McSwiney was a clerk operating from there in 1850.
By 1897, William Wheeler operated as an Ink (Writing) Manufacturer. In 1913, Michael Ryan has a Furniture supplies company in 35 and 36 King Street so maybe the source. He was still there in 1921, House Furnishings Warehouse. In 1935, Michael Ryan still traded from there – although King St had become MacCurtain Street. 1945 still finds them there.
This brought me to the end of online directories so Michael Ryan remains the best guess as source of the ghost.
Something else has now been added to the list of things for which the eyes are to be kept open.