THE IRISH YEAST COMPANY [DECEMBER 2007]
Sorry about the quality of the photographs but they date from 2007. I plan to revisit and take some more photographs, assuming that the building is intact.
The Irish Yeast Company is a protected structure limiting what alterations can be made to the structure.
The Irish Yeast Company in College Street was established in 1890 by Henry West who was a Barrister. At the time the main mission of the Irish Yeast Company was to supply and promote the use of yeast to all bakeries in the county.
The business changed direction when it was taken over by the Moreland family in the 1940s [according to some accounts it was the 1930s rather than the 1940s]. Although it still supplied fresh yeast, its main business focus was wedding cake and icing equipment and the windows were decorated with silvered cake boards, cake ornaments, pillars, icing syringes, nozzles and forcing bags, attracting customers from all parts of Ireland.
For a period of time the window was occupied by the resident cat.
Early in 2018 the Irish Yeast Company building was placed on the market as John Moreland, who lived above the shop for forty years, had died and as no one was interested in taking over business as a going concern.
The building at 6 College Street sold for €850,000 to Declan Doyle the owner of Doyle’s pub next door to Bowe’s Pub on Fleet Street. The plan was to knock through the wall of Bowe’s pub into the mid-18th century building and combining the site at College Street and Fleet Street.