Iconic Shandon sweet factory reopens

Iconic Shandon sweet factory reopens
Shandon Sweets on John Redmond Street after the commercial fire.

ONE of the most iconic businesses in Cork has reopened its doors after a fire shut it down temporarily.

The well-known Shandon Sweets manufacturer was the subject of a small commercial fire in July and had been closed for almost five months.

The business is run by father and son Dan and Tony Linehan and has operated in the area since the 1920s. It's famous for producing bulls eyes, clove rocks, pineapple drops, acid drops, pear drops, cough drops and butter nugget sweets. All the sweets are made on the premises using the same ingredients since 1928; sugar, sucrose, syrup and water.

Tony Linehan said on the Shandon Sweets Facebook page: “Great news....we are opening back up again this morning. Its been a few months, but we are ready to get back on our feet again, and get the sweet factory back in action! Please bare [sic] with us during the time it takes to get back up and running fully. Look forward to seeing you all!” 

Located on John Redmond Street next to the Firkin Crane Theatre, Shandon Sweets is the oldest and only remaining sweet manufacturer in Cork city.

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