Rennie’s exhibition depicts the story of Ireland’s sugar industry, with a particular focus on the last sugar factory in Carlow, which has the last remaining Lime Kiln Tower of its kind in Ireland.
It was the first state-owned sugar factory in Ireland, which opened in 1925, until it closed its doors in 2005. At the time, it was the cornerstone of the local community and the primary producer of sugar beet in Ireland.
After 80 years in operation, it closed its doors with a loss of 190 full-time jobs. It provided cash crops for farmers and was a large employer for the region.
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