The Ropes- A History of Irish Ropes 1933-1972


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Author – Mary Ryan O’Shea


The Ropes is more than a story of one family; it is also the story of a town and of a man and women who worked in the factory. Irish Ropes can rightly claim a place in Ireland’s industrial history and in tis first 50 years as an independent State.  The company also had a distinctly international dimension… Sisal, the raw material was imported from East Africa and finished goods were expected around the world.  Red Setter and Tintawn became an iconic and internationally recognised brands’.  – Robert Rigby-Jones