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The Mountmellick Sugar Factory

August 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Mountmellick Sugar Factory

A talk by Laois Heritage Society President Teddy Fennelly and Roy Meredith, organised by Laois Heritage Society.

Mountmellick Sugar Factory Image Courtesy of Heritage Week Publication

This was the first attempt in Ireland to replace imported sugar cane by locally produced sugar beet in the middle of the 19th century. The Mountmellick venture, which was backed by some well-known personalities, flourished for a while but then failed. Sugar beet processing was revived as a major industry in this country in the 1920s.

Members free; non-members €3.


The Balcony Theatre, Mountmellick
Mountmellick, Ireland + Google Map
Laois Heritage Society 2019