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    This Cork longcase clock by Mangans made 6,200.

    THIS antique longcase clock by Mangan’s of Cork sold for 6,200 at auction in Macroom. It was the top lot at the Sherry FitzGerald Hinchion sale of contents from the Convent of Mercy.  The clock had been in the convent for at least a century.

    There is a long history of clockmaking in Cork city.  A tall clock on a kerbside pedestal made by Mangans has been a landmark on Patrick St., the city’s main thoroughfare, since the 1850’s.  It used to mark Mangan’s Jewellers, founded in 1817, and one of the best known shops on the street. It continued in business until the 1980’s.  Craftsmen from Mangans built the four faced clock on the church steeple at Shandon, one of the city’s most famous landmarks.

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