i remember farthing too, my dear mr bingley, from my childhood trip to ireland.. i don't remember what 'penny' (US Penny) candies were available in the 'shop', but there were candies available..

(what i like best, was when my mother in her muddled confusion, would give us shillings (12 pence) instead of dimes. back then,(1960) the pound was about $5.75 US dollars, and a shilling was a small fortune to a child!)