Glennons celebrate 250 years of service

Pat and Mike Glennon with Brendan Cosgrove, John Campbell, Gerry Cox, Greg Glennon, Larry Mullins, Ger Reehill, Breda Heaney, Seamus O'Neill and Mike Glennon. (Photo: Shelley Corcoran)

Timber processing firm, Glennon Brothers, celebrated 8 long standing team players who between them have 250 years service with the company, at a function in the Longford Arms Hotel on Friday last, February 15.

Honoured on the night were John Campbell, Brendan Cosgrove, Gerry Cox, Greg Glennon, Breda Heaney, Larry Mullins, Seamus O’Neill and Geraldine Reehill.

Speaking at the event, Pat Glennon, paid tribute to the 8 recipients, praising their loyalty, commitment, and ongoing dedication to Glennon Brothers. He recognised the bond that exists between the recipients and Glennon Brothers, noting that many of their children had followed in their footsteps to work in the company.

Also, speaking on the night, Mike Glennon, acknowledged “the legacy of great contributions from people who were no longer with us and who had dedicated their working lives to Glennon Brothers. Without these contributions, Glennon Brothers would not have survived the many challenges it has faced over its 100 years”.

Glennon Brothers is the premier name in the UK and Irish timber processing industry, with plants in Scotland and Ireland, locally in Fermoy. The Fermoy mill, situated on a 60-acre site, was acquired from The Smurfit Group in 1998. A €27 million investment in the site makes this sawmill one of the most technologically advanced in Europe.

In 2014, Glennon Brothers completed a €14 million investment into value added processing facilities, in the plant, featuring a lineal high speed grader, which combines, the technologies, of x ray, ultra sound, vibration, and vision, and is the first of its kind in Europe.


During the evening, each individual was presented with a bog oak sculpture hand-crafted by Kevin Casey from Newtowncashel, Co. Longford.

The bog oak, carbon dated to between 3,300BC and 3,600BC is entitled “Great Oaks From Little Acorns Grow” symbolising the strength of the relationship between each of the recipients and Glennon Brothers and recognising their contribution to the overall growth of the company.