The following are a collection of want ads that appeared in the Limerick Chronicle from 1888 and 1889 :
Issue dated October 8, 1888:
Wanted – Ladies who can knit, do embroidery, crewels &c, to send their Names and Address to the Providence Mills Spinning Co. Bradford, when they receive Gratis, Post Free, a splendid set of Patterns of Wools & Silks, and particulars showing the great saving (3d in the shilling, in some cases more) by dealing Direct with the Spinners. – Mention this paper.
Issue dated December 29, 1888:
Wanted – A respectable young woman as a General Servant; must produce satisfactory discharges and highly recommended. Address “GS” this office.
Issue dated January 1, 1889:
Wanted – Yardman, and wife who must be butter maker and rearer of poultry; man to look after cows, horses & c, and be a good milker; Protestants, without family; must be good workers, and be well recommended for honesty and sobriety. Apply to Mr Redding, Castle Oliver, Kilfinane.
Issue dated July 13, 1889:
What is it?- Murrain Drench, Scour Mixture, Fly Oil. Medicines of every kind reliable, of undoubted purity, and moderate prices, for horses, sheep, and cattle. Telegraphic and postal orders attended to without delay. John Laird and Co., L.P.S.I., Medical Hall, Limerick.
Mr Herbert Clifford, L.D.S., R.C.S.E., Surgeon-Dentist, of 11, Clare Street, Dublin, has a branch established at 11 Upper Mallow Street, Limerick, where his representative, a Doctor of Dental Surgery, Philadelphia College, U.S.A., is in regular daily attendance from 9 to 6 o’clock. County patients should make appointments by writing, a few days prior to calling.
Issue dated December 31 1889:
Furnished Apartments to be let in George Street – Sitting and Bedroom, with attendance. – Address E.G., Chronicle Office.
Apartments to be let – Sitting-room (use of piano) with one or two Bed-rooms, furnished, or three upper rooms, unfurnished; central, George street. – Apply to Office of this paper.
Irish Terrier, dog, 10 months old, first class pedigree, splendid coat, ears &c, for sale, or exchange for Fox Terrier about same age &c. Apply 4, Upper Mallow Street.
Under Housemaid wanted – Apply Miss Croker, Grange, Kilmallock.