SPIRITS were high at the Quinn Glass factory and filling plant as 1,500 people joined staff for the summer family open day.
With the sun shining, Andrew Miller MP officially declared the day open with a ribbon cutting ceremony, to the cheers of the waiting crowds.
As the eager visitors and staff flooded on to the fields there were charity stalls, a beat the goalie competition, sports day races and face painting.
A fairground with a spinning tea cups ride, the terrifying magic carpet and a giant inflatable slide and bouncy castle entertained the kids.
Quinn Glass director Peter Fitzgerald said:Š “It’s been fantastic to see so many members of the local community join us.Š As Andrew Miller said when he opened the day, we hope to have many more days like this in the future.”
Complimentary hog roast sandwiches, baked potatoes, burgers and sausages were available throughout the day but the highlight was the behind the scenes factory tour, which gave people a rare opportunity to view the extent of the factory production line and see the process involved in making and filling glass bottles.