Reported in the News Letter on April 4, 1936: Grand opening of new creamery in Newry

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In glorious weather and with every augury of success, Lord Craigavon, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, officially opened the premises of the Armaghdown Creameries at Newry yesterday. Prior to that he was, with other distinguished guests, entertained to luncheon at the Great Northern Railway Hotel, Rostrevor.

Proposing “Success to the Creamery”, Lord Craigavon tendered to Mr L Roche, director of the company, a hearty welcome to the Ulster area.

Declaring the building open, Lord Craigavon said the industry would be of inestimable benefit to both town and country.

“I do want to tell the people of Newry,” he added, “that I am heart and soul in favour of Mr Roche and his undertaking, and I recommend the farmers in this neighbourhood, and down the Ards Peninsula and as far as Portadown, to take full advantage of the facilities that are being placed at their very door.”

The Lord Craigavon, being made the recipient of a silver model milk can, said he hoped it would always be filled with the best Ulster milk.