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30-09-2009, 13:46   #1
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Irish Brands No Longer With Us

It is amazing how quickly things change. Today Ireland is awash with international brands that shape the way we live. Back in the post war years many of the brands were of Irish manufacture. Anyone care to share a few memories of times past?

I will kick start this by mentioning Blackthorn football boots from Dundalk, Castlebrand cookware from Nenagh and Solus lightbulbs from Bray. Anyone else what to contribute to this?
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30-09-2009, 15:49   #2
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Solus still exist don't they?
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You may be right but they aren't making lightbulbs to my knowledge
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the immediate from dublin.
they only had 1 album before they broke up in 07 but it is pure class
amazing live too
i was lucky to see them twice
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the immediate from dublin.
they only had 1 album before they broke up in 07 but it is pure class
amazing live too
i was lucky to see them twice
have another cup of coffee, its bRands not bands
waterford crystal anyone?
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Think he said bRands not bands lol, sparkles ice pops know hb still do ice creams but the sugar ones i miss
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haha specsavers here i come!!
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Nice one. Perhaps he has had a long day! Indeed yes Waterford Crystal. Arklow Pottery come to that (before it was owned by the Japanese). We also had several carpet brands - Navan and Youghal for example. Carrolls cigarettes too
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Maguire and paterson the matchmakers, and no they weren't a dating agency..
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pear sparkles were the best
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M&P used to manufacture around Smithfield somewhere. They were absorbed into Swedish Match who switched manufacturing abroad. The major M&P braqnds like Care, Friendly Match and Bo Peep are still around and were acquired by Belfast based SHS Group that also own a stack of food and drink brands like Shloer and WKP. Sadly there is no match manufacturing at all in either Ireland or GB but at least the brands are still around.
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Are we including international brands manufactured in Ireland?

If so. iirc, Kelloggs up till the 80's. I prefered them then too.
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Frankly I was thinking only of locally grown brands that were designed and manufactured in Ireland. Think of names like Urney, Cleeves, Findlaters, Foxford Rugs, Blarney Yarns, Crannock Furniture, Rosses Tonic Water etc and you will seek what I am driving at
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Bolands biscuits
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Excellent example. They were absorbed into Irish busicuits as a joint venture with Jacobs who ultimately bought them out. Sadly the Bolands name is long gone. Remember the Billy Boland bars/biscuits? They were a bit like Penguins.
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