Milford Creamery Remembered


Milford Community Hall was packed on Friday last for the launch of the local Historical Society’s ‘Milford Creamery Remembered’. The book traces the story of one of Ireland’s first creameries, founded in Milford in 1887, and among those in attendance were former suppliers and employees of the creamery, many of whom had travelled considerable distances to be present. MC for the evening was Pat O’Connell, Chairman of Milford Community Council, who introduced speakers including Fr. Keogh PP, Milford, Gerard Quane, Ballyhoura Development and Seamus Stritch, Milford Historical Society. Guest of Honour Dr. Liam Irwin gave a detailed account of Milford Creamery’s activities and a picture of the political and economic realities of Ireland through the decades. Following this, refreshments were served to all by the social committee of the Community Council and many friendships and acquaintances of creamery times were renewed. ‘Milford Creamery Remembered’ is on sale at Casey’s Foodstore and at the Post Office Milford, as well as a number of other local outlets, price €15. For more on the launch, plus photographs, see page 52.