Tait Memorial Clock, Baker Place, Davis Street, Limerick,

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Tait Memorial Clock, Baker Place, Davis Street, Limerick,

Having moved to Limerick from the Shetland Islands in the early 1840s, Peter Tait built a trading business that grew into the city’s largest textile factory. By the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861, Tait’s factory was producing enough textiles to supply the Confederate Army with jackets, trousers, caps, shirts, blankets, boots, stockings, and haversacks.

Alongside his textile trade, Peter Tait served three terms as Mayor of Limerick between 1865 and 1868. Such was his legacy as an employer and politician that Tait’s Clock Tower was erected in his name, a monument which still sits within sight of Colbert Railway Station