Lemon's Sweet Factory closes


Sometime around the late 1940's the Lemon's Sweet Factory in Drumcondra was built. This was the Lemon family of the landmark "Confectioners Hall" ( 49 Lower Sackville Street, that got a mention in James Joyce's Ulysses).

Over the years Lemon & Co. produced such lines as Lemon’s Saturday Assortment, Lemons’s Seasons Greetings, Peggy’s Leg, Lettered Rock, Lemon’s Luxuries, Lemon’s Romance Assortment , Lemon’s Fruit Gems, Lemon’s Rum & Butter Toffees, Lemon’s Liquorice Toffees, Lemon’s Irish Butter Toffees, Lemon’s Taste of Ireland Tins, Lemon’s Orchard Jellies, etc.

In 1984, because of financial difficulties, the factory closed. Eventually the site was sold and College Manor a modern in-fill housing development replaced the distinctive factory building.

The brand name was bought by the Robert Roberts company who continue to supply a lot of the old Lemon's favourites.

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