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On a bleak day work continues on Oatfield building demolition in Letterkenny

A bleak day as the old Oatfield sweet factory building is dismantled.  Photo Clive Wasson

A bleak day as the old Oatfield sweet factory building is dismantled. Photo Clive Wasson

Work continued today on demolition of the iconic Oatfield sweet factory building in Letterkenny.

In August last year the owners were given permission to raze the building.

Letterkenny Town Council granted planning permission to Zopitar Ltd, a subsidiary of Donegal Creameries, to raze the building, along with its out buildings and silos.

The former factory closed with the loss of 17 jobs. Production of the confectionery was moved to the UK. At one time Oatfield employed more than 80 people and among the popular sweets produced were the wonderful Emerald toffees.

 
 
 

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