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Dublin Industry at EEC Accession: The Leading Firms and Factories

October 4, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Professor Frank Barry will reveal that Dublin was still an industrial city when Ireland joined the European Economic Community in 1973 with
almost half of the largest manufacturing establishments in the state.

The Guinness brewery at St James’s Gate employed 3,500. Jacob’s biscuit factory employed around 1,500 and was predominantly
female. Twenty-five or so of the factories employed workforces of 500 or more. The Dutch-owned Philips plant at Clonskeagh was among
the most recent. Identification of the largest firms and factories of the time provides us with a glimpse into the industrial history of the first 50
years of independence.

This event is presented by the Old Dublin Society.

No booking required, all places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


October 4, 2023
6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
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Dublin City Library and Archive
139 - 144 Pearse Street
Dublin 2, Dublin D02 HE37 Ireland
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In person
Event Phone Number
087 745 2838
50 minutes
Wheelchair accessible