The RTÉ Archives have recently added a new video titled “Industry in Millstreet 1987“. It was a dark time for the town after Apple Computers had left Millstreet in 1985, leaving us with high unemployment, and the Community Council were trying to encourage businesses back into Millstreet. There are interviews with the late Ken Brennan and Sgt. Seán O’Sullivan, as well as clips from around town. Click here to watch the video. Also below are some images from the video, with lots of locals recognisable:
Vintage Irish Woman with Harp Doll, made at Celtic Toys, Pound Hill, Millstreet, which appeared on eBay today.
A piper doll made by Clara Toys in the early 1980s . The wrong colours for Millstreet Pipe Band though!!! All Irish Made Character Doll by Clara Toys, Millstreet, Co.Cork. Made in the republic of Ireland
A vintage Leprechaun which was made in Millstreet by Celtic Toys (1965-1977). (from eBay)
When speaking with Tommy Burke at Supervalu today I discovered that the Toy Factory at Pound Hill (Hegarty Street) was known as Celtic Toys 1965 – 1977. When Tommy and his dedicated Staff took over it became known as Clara Toys (& Clothing Co.) 1978 – 2004. We had lots of interest in our recent Bob Emprimo Doll feature. Many thanks to Tommy for such an interesting update. (S.R.)
This doll which was made in Millstreet by the old Celtic Toys on Pound Hill went up on eBay this week. The description is: “Vintage hard plastic doll in [read more …] “Vintage Hard Plastic Doll in Traditional Irish Costume”
Having been alerted by Michael (Cashman) on www.millstreet.ie that available to purchase on eBay there was an original doll which had been manufactured in Millstreet’s “Clara Toys” Factory and bought for £5.50 at Blarney Woollen Mills quite some years ago, Bob Emprimo arranged to bid for and [read more …] ““Clara Toys” Doll Comes Home!”
Vintage All Irish Made 8 1/4″ Character Doll by Clara Toys Millstreet Co. Cork., Guaranteed Irish on box! Currently on sale from eBay.
They don’t make them like that any more!