Good news for clove rock fans.
Cork’s most famous sweet shop has reopened in Shandon after it was forced to close following a commercial fire during the summer.
Shandon Sweets, run by father and son team Dan and Tony Linehan, have been making their traditional sweets using the same pure ingredients (sugar, sucrose, syrup and water) on the premises since 1928.
After a five-month refit, the factory and shop, near the Shandon Steeple on John Redmond Street, is open for business once again, with a wide range of traditional hard boiled sweets, candy, fudge and chocolate marshmallow cups on offer.
Just in time for adding to the Christmas stockings too.
Posting the announcement on Facebook, the duo said:
“It’s been a few months, but we are ready to get back on our feet again and get the sweet factory back in action! Please bare with us during the time it takes to get back up and running fully. Look forward to seeing you all!”
While it’s Cork’s oldest sweet shop, Shandon Sweets still pass the quality test among modern parents; all the colours and flavours are natural and the sweets are gluten free.