This bacon factory was originally Kehoe-Donnelly's (or "Messrs. Kehoe, Donnelly and Co.").
purchased by Stephen O'Mara 1906,
described as a "long-established bacon curing business".
Stephen in letter of 19 Sept 1908 says: "Kehoe Donnelly are very short of money - the Bank is getting anxious about their overdraft".
Stephen in letter of 24 July 1912 says: "Kehoe Donnellys are in a bad way". They have lost a lot of money. He is considering whether Donnelly's should be put into liquidation.
Address is given as Brickfield Lane, Dublin, in notice dated 25 Oct 1912.
James O'Mara came back from England to take over running Donnelly's in 1914.
He sold it to his brother Phons O'Mara mid-late 1940s, who ran it.
His son Stephen O'Mara then ran it.
Donnelly (Dublin) Ltd is listed
as acquiring some new land
from Dublin Corporation as part of a land exchange in 1962.
Think this is site of the new building.
New building erected probably between 1962 and 1964.
Donnelly's got into financial difficulty and went into liquidation 1967. See Irish Times, 21 Mar 1967, p.12.
New building is now The Donnelly Centre, Cork Street, Dublin 8 (Self Storage and File Stores). See street view.
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