Programme 1 – An Overview of the Carlow Sugar Factory

Oh Sugar, Sugar – Programme 1:  An Overview of the Carlow Sugar Factory

In December 1925 Bishop Foley came to the window of the old town hall and announced to the many excited people gathered there that the sugar factory was coming to Carlow. Thus began an important era in Carlow’s history and the first programme in KCLR’s 7 part series ‘Oh Sugar, Sugar’ looks at the set-up of the factory, its expansion and contraction and gives an overview of the industry which was to make such a mark on the socioeconomic and rural landscape of Carlow.

Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television license fee and sponsored by the Sugar Factory Display at Carlow County Museum and the local studies section at Carlow’s Central Library

Photo Programme 1  credit Carlow County Museum