10 Saint Patrick Street
COUNTY CORK - Cork, Ireland
Phone: +353 21 4275668
Carrolls Irish Gifts are a fully Irish owned company established in 1982 and are one of the leading retailers of quality Irish clothing, jewelry, souvenirs and gift product. If you have visited Ireland, you will have surely seen or visited one of the many famous stores. They stock leading Irish products such as Guinness, Aran Knitwear, Solvar, Trinity, Mullingar Pewter and many more. They also carry 1000's of gift and souvenir products across a wide range of categories. In 2014 they celebrate 32 years in business delivering the highest standards of customer service and a massive range of top quality products at the keenest prices. This is the first of their machines/stores outside of Dublin.
The machine is just on the left as you enter the store. These machines are very efficient, but produce a simple design.The store is open Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
The machine's design has a Claddagh ring (Irish: fáinne Chladaigh) which is a traditional Irish ring given which represents love, loyalty, and friendship (the hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty).
Four designs available from a "The Penny Press" wheel cranked machine. Each cost €1 plus the Euro 5 cent piece that you supply.
Designs all have a small beaded border with 'Lucky Irish Penny Cork Ireland':
1. (H) Leprechaun.
2. (H) Shamrock surrounded by 3 smaller shamrocks.
3. (H) A Claddagh ring with 'love' inside the ring.
4. (H) Ireland map outline.
G.P.S. coordinates: Latitude: 51° 53' 58.65" Longitude: -8° 28' 13.8426"
June 9, 2014 - Machine is in the gift shop at the back of the store. Working fine. There's a Carroll's in Belfast but no penny machine - Jenn