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buying leather

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:49 pm
by nathan
hello all
does anyone know anywhere in ireland to buy leather i have searched for ages and found nothing if anyone knows any reliable sources please help thank you in advance.
regards,
nathan

Re: buying leather

PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:31 am
by the_power
EP Mooney in the Avonbeg Industrial estate, longmile road, Dublin. has a small selection. Crocodile crafts, in Lacken Blessington, Wicklow has whatever Tandy stock; good quality stuff, and expensive.

Over the last while, I've been getting my leather from Le Prevo in the UK. They are really great; let them know what you are looking for, they'll send you over some samples, and they'll post you whatever you ask for. Postal rates from the UK are based by weight, and dry leather is cheap! I think I got a 2sq/m leather hide recently for 150 plus 20 quid postage.

John

Re: buying leather

PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:48 am
by Billy
Unless you specifically want the leather that furnishes the inside of cars (and want to buy it with the car attached), I suggest you try R.J. Mooneys on the longmile road, as EP Mooneys is an automobile dealer! :D

Re: buying leather

PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:33 pm
by nathan
il keep that in mind would look like a bit of a spoon in battle with a car seat strapped to my chest :lol:

Re: buying leather

PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:15 pm
by tommyargue
A guy called John Moran in Athy. He calls his outfit "chocktawjohnnies" Does all sorts of leather work. I'll pm his nimber and email on to you.

Re: buying leather

PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:38 pm
by the_power
Tommy, could you give him a shout and see can you get a list of example stock ? It might be useful. Le Prevo have a website and do pretty much everything, while Mooneys have a very small selection these days.

Re: buying leather

PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:01 pm
by brendan
yeah, it would be good to have a local supplier for leather (ideally Vegi tan) - at the moment I am buying in England

Brendan