Thursday September 24, 2020

Grant Engineering keeps up the pressure

Self-taught engineer Stephen Grant is always looking for better ways to make things work and he doesn‘t plan to stop any time soon

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

1st March, 2020
Stephen Grant: “Every inventor, or anyone that ever made anything, does have that lightbulb moment.” Picture: Barry Cronin

Grant Engineering is steeped in history –and not just because it’s been in existence in Birr, Co Offaly, for four decades.

The boiler maker’s original site was once home to a famine workhouse, while its current home was formerly a British army base that was burned down by anti-treaty forces during the Civil War. The first automobile-related death in the world happened down the road from its current premises, while the first...

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