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One of the state’s most important timber product manufacturers, Glennon Brothers was founded in 1913 by two siblings who returned from the US, having heard the business was for sale

9th December, 2018
Mike and Pat Glennon of Glennon Brothers at the Port of Youghal, Co Cork Picture: Clare Keogh

Not many successful family businesses can trace their roots back to one of their founders disappearing to the far side of the world, never to be seen again, but that’s what happened with Longford’s Glennon Brothers.

One of the state’s most important timber product manufacturers, Glennon Brothers was founded in 1913 by two siblings who returned from the US, having heard the business was for sale. However, times were tough, according...

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