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MARTYN WORRALL, BORN 1953, DEVON, ENGLAND

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Letterkenny was the setting for this recording with Martyn Worrall whose father Kenneth Worrall set up the Lirelle (polyester/ cotton) facility in Letterkenny following an invitation from the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) in the late 1960s. The family moved to live in Inisfree House at Rathmullan in 1969 from Derbyshire in England where they had run a factory in the Courtaulds Group. The facility was built in Letterkenny on a greenfield site which had been owned by the Kelly family. Martyn has very fond memories of growing up in Rathmullan and he describes the successful running of the factory and the fact that industrial problems never arose. Martyn’s mother, Dorothy is also recorded as she explains that she still keeps in touch with some of the staff at the factory. She recalls their beautiful home at Rathmullan and their good lives there. In the late 1970s, the factory was taken over by an American company, Unifi, and it ultimately closed its doors in 2005.

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Letterkenny was the setting for this recording with Martyn Worrall whose father Kenneth Worrall set up the Lirelle (polyester/ cotton) facility in Letterkenny following an invitation from the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) in the late 1960s. The family moved to live in Inisfree House at Rathmullan in 1969 from Derbyshire in England where they had run a factory in the Courtaulds Group. The facility was built in Letterkenny on a greenfield site which had been owned by the Kelly family. Martyn has very fond memories of growing up in Rathmullan and he describes the successful running of the factory and the fact that industrial problems never arose. Martyn’s mother, Dorothy is also recorded as she explains that she still keeps in touch with some of the staff at the factory. She recalls their beautiful home at Rathmullan and their good lives there. In the late 1970s, the factory was taken over by an American company, Unifi, and it ultimately closed its doors in 2005.

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Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Donegal county, first series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

8.03 MB, 9.47 MB, 3.74 MB, 4.04 MB

Number of files:

2

Product ID:

CDDL01-50

Subject:

The Lirelle factory

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe

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