Linen firm continues to have material gains

Adaptability is a key ingredient in business, although many long-established, family owned companies struggle with the concept, torn between a need to modernise and a sense of loyalty to tradition.

21st November, 2009

Adaptability is a key ingredient in business, although many long-established, family owned companies struggle with the concept, torn between a need to modernise and a sense of loyalty to tradition.

Charles Gallen and Co, the Republic’s oldest linen manufacturing firm, has managed to strike that delicate balance.

In business for almost 140 years, the fourth-generation family business, based in Termonfeckin, Co Louth, is one of the few survivors of the Irish linen industry....

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