Urney Chocolate Factory was situated on the Belgard Road in Tallaght (in the old aerodrome buildings) from the 1920s, through its high point in the 1960s when Urney Chocolates was the largest chocolate factory in Europe until it eventually closed in August 1980. It was a household name in Ireland at the time and was a massive employer in the area. An exhibition entitled ‘Sweet Memories’ which tells the story of Urney’s was on show in The Irish Agricultural Museum in Wexford earlier this year, and will be on view in the County Library in Tallaght in May 2010. This delightful exhibition was curated and illustrated by Karen Nolan, whose great grandparents founded the company way back in the early 1900s.
Karen has also has a great blog on her Urney project – Yearning for Urney.
Do you remember Urney Chocolates? Did you work there? If so, we’d love to hear from you, leave us a comment!
*UPDATE* To coincide with the national Heritage Week the exhibition will now run at the County Library from 21st August until 25th September 2010.