Old friends reunion

Des and Martin at the workshop in The Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Tuesday May 2nd 2023

Silversmith Des Byrne (age 81) welcomes Martin Dawson (age 89) to his workshop in The Castle Yard, Kilkenny. Des and Martin worked together 67 years ago in 1956 in Gunning & Son, Church metal workers in Fleet Street, Dublin. Martin travels to Ireland from his home in Chicago twice yearly and always pays a visit to Des to talk and reminisce of old times.

Des came to Kilkenny and set up his silversmith business in 1968 and to date, remains in business at The Castle Yard, Kilkenny.

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