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Mick Cronin (b. 1930) – The Sparky – Naas, County Kildare

The eldest of thirteen children, Mick Cronin was eight years old when John Grayson Duckworth opened the Naas Cotton Mills in 1938. A group of weavers from Lancashire came to train the Naas locals in the skills of mechanised textile work. Eight years later, Mick took his place among the workforce. ‘Nearly everyone you’d meet of […]