The distinguished family business of Smyths Barbers, Birr used the opportunity of a portrait prize in this year’s Birr Vintage and Arts Week, courtesy of Redmonds of Roscrea to celebrate 100 years in business with a picture made of the family in their premises in Connaught Street, Birr, by photographer Brian Redmond AIPPA Roscrea.
Pictured is Frances Smyth receiving the portrait at Redmond’s Gallery Studio in Roscrea. Congratulations to Frances and Willie and all the family. Their portrait will take pride of place in the barber shop for another 100 years! Recently, Willie Smyth - Frances’ husband - was the winner of the Redmond’s of Roscrea prize of a €500 portrait. He visited the Redmonds pop up Gallery during Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival and entered the draw. It is 100 years since Willie’s father, John, opened a Barber shop in Connaught St, Birr and Willie started working there at the tender age of 11.