13th September 1825
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The Irish linen industry once employed over 40 percent of Northern Ireland’s working population, and there were plans to introduce the same to Co Clare...

There a well grounded certainty of the introduction of the cotton trade into the County of Clare.

Mr. James Molony, of Kiltannon, has made a liberal proposal to the Trustees for promoting industry, to establish six factories in Ennis, Clare, Newmarket, Kilkishen, Tulla and Six-mile-bridge, & 50 looms to each, to be worked by boys.

The views of Mr. Molony have been met in a becoming spirit, and in addition a linen factory is to be established at Kilrush, under the auspices of the Right Hon. John O. Vandeleur; one also at Six-mile-bridge, under the patronage of John Scott Vandeleur, Esq. of Ralahine ; and another at Ennistimon, under the auspices of Andrew Finucane, Esq. 

- Saunders's News-Letter 

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