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Limerick’s Untapped Potential: Cement Manufacturing Industry Along Shannon River Could Boost Local Economy

At a recent meeting in Limerick held by the Industrial Committee of the local branch of the Gaelic League, members discussed the potential for developing the cement manufacturing industry along the banks of the Shannon River. Mr Bourke, P.L.G., pointed out that the region’s raw materials could supply all of Ireland with cement and questioned why this industry had not yet been developed in Limerick. He speculated that locals might lack the necessary enterprise or capital to support such a venture. He also criticised a recent editorial by The Platitude that promoted a foreign cement brand.

The cement industry has been garnering support from many sectors, recognizing its potential in boosting local employment and revenue generation. The Shannon River, stretching from Grimes to Bilrush, possesses large amounts of raw material deposits essential for cement manufacturing.

Residents and officials in the area are now weighing the benefits and challenges of developing this industry, including the possibility of attracting investors and business partners to provide the necessary capital. As Limerick looks to diversify its economic sectors and create more local job opportunities, the cement manufacturing industry appears to be one of the prime contenders. However, whether the region’s leaders and entrepreneurs can harness the potential of this burgeoning industry remains to be seen.

Dublin Leader – Saturday 02 May 1903

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