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02nd Feb 2022

‘And just like that…’ Glenisk reopens for business four months after factory fire

Fiona Frawley

exterior of glenisk factory showing discolouration and damage after a fire

After a fire caused serious damage to Glenisk’s Tullamore plant back in September, the company begun their return to production this week.

Following the fire at their Offaly factory last year there was an outpouring of public support from people across the country who’d never be with out a tub of Glenisk in the fridge. The Glenisk team kept a positive outlook throughout, thanking the people of Ireland for their support and continuing to find ways to support their charity partner, Self Help Africa.

Four months later Glenisk have announced their return to production, marked with the re-entry of two of their most trusty products to supermarket fridges. In a heartfelt statement on Twitter, the Glenisk team wrote:

As we emerge, blinking into the light, we are almost blinded by the decency of people across this beautiful country of ours….

We’re on our feet because a community lifted us up – with good wishes, advice, ideas, prayers, offers of crowdfunding, machinery, labour and even pocket money. 

Glenisk went on to thank their staff and contractors who “worked through winter nights, Christmas holidays and weekends, overcoming every obstacle with patience, skill and good humour”. 

Yogurt lovers took to the comments to express their joy at the thought of having their favourite flavour back in the fridge once more, from cherry to salted caramel. Glenisk responded that their full selection of flavours should be available once more “in the coming weeks”. 

We’re delighted to see them back up and running!

Header image via Twitter/glenisk

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