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Dungarvan Observer 25 January 1930

Cappoquin Bacon Factory

We are sorry to have to announce that owing to the great and continued scarcity of fat pigs, and the consequent depression in trade generally, 21 members of the staff of the Cappoquin Bacon Factory received notices last Friday that their services will not be required after the end of the week.  No blame, however, can be laid at the doors of this concern, as it must be admitted that the trade has been anything but prosperous for a considerable time past…rather than throw the entire staff out of employment by closing down the work, it was decided to temporarily dispense with the services of those who were considered redundant and to keep the factory going with a reduced staff.
Founded by the late R.H. Keane, the factory was first opened for business on January 2 1908, so that it had just concluded 22 years of trading on December 31st last.  Everybody was hoping that the opening of its 23rd year would be attended with more cheerful prospects.  We are glad to know, however, that Mr. James Lincoln, accountant, who has done so much to keep the concern going for the past 22 years, still remains to guide its destinies in the future…

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