Mask Knitwear Industry Ltd

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Old photograph

Came across this old add recently and somebody may know who the individuals are?

Also we would appreciate any information you might have about this Ballinrobe business.

This page was added by Averil Staunton on 31/05/2012.
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Showed this photo to my mother Veronica Hynes nee Hyland who also worked at the kniting factory.  Every one knows her as Phil Hynes, Davros , Hollymount. She is pretty sure that the lady sitting 2nd from left is Nancy Murphy, Killernan, Kilmain who later married Patrick Coen.

The lady facing forward on the right is Maureen Philbin from Clayard, Kilmaine who she thinks married Patrick Henney of Belmont. The lady standing is Veronica's older sister Margaret Hyland who later married Patrick Walsh from the Neale.

She sadly passed away 30th June 2019. The Hyland family come from Killernan, Kilmain. All 3 ladies in the photo lived local to Killernan and would cycle to the factory in Ballinrobe. The manager was Jimmy McCormack and there was also a manangeress called Miss Kane. 

Editor's reply: Thank you so much for supplying the names and their background information Phil. Your interest and support is much appreciated.

By Phil Hynes
On 21/07/2019

Mask Knitwear operated from the house of my grandfather Michael Garvey on Church Lane. 

My father (Eddie) often talked about it to us when we were growing up. I figure it was active in the late 1950's early 1960's. As far as I know the business was owned by a number of local people who rented the workspace from my grandfather. 

The listed phone number, Ballinrobe 46, was our phone number years later growing up in the 1970's.

By Tony Garvey
On 20/03/2014