Plans to host Atlantic Mills reunion take shape

Workers from a former  denim manufacturing plant in Longford are planning to  to hold an employee reunion early next year.

Atlantic Mills Ltd, the dyeing and finishing operation for denim fabric, was located in Fisherstown, Clondra, Co Longford.

 The company employed approximately 300 people and operated on a 24 hour day, 7 days per week basis. 

Over 1,500 people from counties Longford, Leitrim, Roscommon and beyond were employed over its twenty-year history before it closed its doors for the last time in 1999.

Last month a new Facebook Page “Burlington/Atlantic Mills Reunion” was created by Angela Boland and Fr Sean Kelly, both former employees, with the aim of re-establishing links with their former colleagues.

For others not connected to Facebook, they are asked to   to confirm their attendance at the January 2017 gathering by contacting  Angela Boland at 086 1963567 or Fr Sean Kelly at 087 0550584 before  November 6 to book their  place.