The organising committee who are overseeing preparations for the reunion of former Castlelyons Co-Op workers, l-r: Dick Tobin, Betty Feeney, Paddy O'Leary, Catherine O'Brien, Seamus Sexton and Sheila Smith. (John Ahern)

Plans are at an advanced stage to mark the centenary of Castlelyons Co-op this year.

The Co-Op at its peak, employed hundreds of people from east and north Cork as well as recruiting from neighbouring Waterford.

During its heyday through the 1970s, it had one of the country’s largest custard factories.

A reunion of former employees is planned for Saturday, 1st April at 2pm in Castlelyons Community Centre.

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John Ahern
John Ahern is a native of Araglin and has been associated with The Avondhu since 1997. A great lover of sport, John is particularly interested in GAA and is often called upon to don the referee’s jersey. He has a keen interest in local issues and current affairs and his knowledge of the general locale sees him in much demand for Avondhu assignments.