Dungarvan Co-operative Society marks 100 years in existence with a major celebration on Friday, August 23 at Glanbia Ireland’s Dungarvan Agribusiness store.
In 1964 Dungarvan negotiated the amalgamation of nearly all the co-ops in Waterford under the umbrella of Waterford Co-op and eight years later in 1972, it benefitted from the huge addition of Castlelyons Co-op.
Joining the EEC in 1973 gave a huge boost to the dairy industry and by 1982 the Co-op had passed the 100 million gallons per year mark in milk intake.
Minister of State Andrew Doyle; Glanbia Group managing director Siobhán Talbot; Glanbia Ireland chief executive Jim Bergin; Glanbia group Chairman Martin Keane and stars of the Waterford hurling team will be there to mark the special day.
The team behind a new book to mark the centenary celebration of Dungarvan Co-op will also be on hand to chart its history.