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Tycor Business Centre , what was it originally?

  • 07-02-2020 3:11pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 3,293 ✭✭✭ TheBoyConor
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    As per the title, I'm wondering what was the original purpose of what is now the Tycor Business centre? Although it is now a whole collection of businesses there, it has a look about it that it was all one big factory or industry at one time in the past. What happened here and what was the cause and course of it's conversion into the current business park?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,439 ✭✭✭ Mysterypunter
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    The Jute factory was up there, don't know when it closed, but I can't remember it running, could have been the 70's, but I am not much help to you on that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23 Iveee
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    As per the title, I'm wondering what was the original purpose of what is now the Tycor Business centre? Although it is now a whole collection of businesses there, it has a look about it that it was all one big factory or industry at one time in the past. What happened here and what was the cause and course of it's conversion into the current business park?

    Acec Engineering i think


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,642 ✭✭✭ gscully
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    Iveee wrote: »
    Acec Engineering i think

    ACEC were up behind the Roanmore Centre.

    The jute factory is the correct answer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23 Iveee
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    gscully wrote: »
    ACEC were up behind the Roanmore Centre.

    The jute factory is the correct answer.


    Doh!


  • Registered Users Posts: 781 ✭✭✭ Nypd
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    Correct it was rolls of jute that was produced there.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    ACEC had a registration address for Tycor

    Tycor House
    Waterford
    Waterford.
    Waterford, Co. Waterford.

    Here it is on fire in 1983. Note the state of the Tramore road.

    https://www.facebook.com/waterfordcityfireservice/photos/once-in-a-while-a-photo-you-havent-seen-before-shows-up-out-of-the-blue-this-is-/10152282330244742/


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,571 ✭✭✭ vriesmays
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    The Jute factory was up there, don't know when it closed, but I can't remember it running, could have been the 70's, but I am not much help to you on that.

    1937 to 1974, 500 jobs lost.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,650 ✭✭✭ bullpost
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    vriesmays wrote: »
    1937 to 1974, 500 jobs lost.

    Carpet factory up there in the late 70's.

    Youghal.


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