Clondalkin Paper Mills Oral History Collection

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Clondalkin Paper Mill operated from the early 19th century right up until its ultimate and unfortunate closure in 1987. The mill provided huge employment in the area and constituted a big part of life in Clondalkin.

In recognition of this, and to capture the story of the mill, as told by the people who worked there, South Dublin Libraries commissioned Irish Life and Lore to collect the Clondalkin Paper Mills Oral History Collection.


The collection is available now in Source, our digital archive and the collection’s catalogue is available to download here.  Printed copies of the catalogue can be purchased from Tallaght and Clondalkin Libraries, priced at €10.

A collection of photographs and memorabilia from the mill is also available in Source.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the project!


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