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The Laggan Co-Operative

At the very end of the nineteenth century the agricultural co-operative movement began to make progress in Ireland. The Laggan (or Lagan) Co-Operative Agriculture & Daily Society was founded in 1896, only the second such co-operative to be established in Ulster. The driving force behind its formation was an enterprising local farmer named Samuel Marshall. The Sallybrook creamery was built by the Laggan Co-Operative in the townland of Monclink and in 1900 an auxiliary creamery was established at Tullyrap. Both of these creameries have closed.

courtesy of Monreagh Ulster Scots facebook page 2019