Iconic sweet producer temporarily closes due to fire

Iconic sweet producer temporarily closes due to fire
Shandon Sweets on John Redmond Street after the commercial fire.

ONE of the most iconic businesses in Cork has closed temporarily due to a small fire at its premises in the Shandon Historic Quarter today.

The well-known Shandon Sweets manufacturer was the subject of a small commercial fire on Monday afternoon.

Four units from Cork City Fire Brigade at Anglesea Street were called to the scene shortly after 3pm.

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: “Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances today, we are going to be closed for the near future. I will update you as soon as we are back up and running. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.” 

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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