1871 – Co-operative Wholesale Society, Tralee, Co. Kerry

0001

The Co-operative Wholesale Society, although it only commenced business in 1864, had by 1866 already established a depot in Ireland, at Tipperary, for the direct purchase of Irish produce. The policy of direct purchasing depots proved so successful that other depots were very soon established in the different districts — Limerick, in 1869; Armagh, in 1873; Tralee, in 1871; and Cork, in 1876. Over 80,000cwts. of Irish butter were bought in 1898, and the sales amounted to £389,262, out of the two and a half millions, the total amount of the C.W.S. butter sales.

Latest News

September 26, 2016: ‘Sustaining the Industrial Heritage” – Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture
September 22, 2016: Open House Cork looking for volunteers
September 21, 2016: ‘Building Ireland’ return to RTE, September 30


Email Newsletter

Signup to receive email updates of new additions to Archiseek.com