real time web analytics
Report - - Clashawaun Jute Works (Clara, Ireland, 2024) | Industrial Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Clashawaun Jute Works (Clara, Ireland, 2024)

Hide this ad by donating or subscribing !

urbanchemist

28DL Regular User
Regular User
Ireland’s only jute mill, dating from 1865 and powered by water, then steam (1870) and eventually electricity (1951).

Jute was used for making sacks and other goods - plenty more background about this place online e.g. Clara and the Goodbody textile factory and mills, by Michael Goodbody.




53846183382_b4066dfbca_b.jpg




From the 1930s until 1984 cotton and synthetic yarns were produced.

There’s now a modern factory next to the old works on the south side of road which continues to make things out of plastic.

Only the part on the north side of the road was explored - the southern section may be partly in use by the factory.




53847425814_64c6cc5fb8_b.jpg




53847333138_85594484a8_b.jpg




53847429114_3034993bbb_b.jpg




The northern block was last used for distribution and storage, and is now completely empty save for the odd cache of tat here and there.

Pictures are ordered roughly from east to west.




53846183252_1cecb03407_b.jpg





53847068076_59eac76a63_b.jpg





53847332773_01d28b2cdc_b.jpg





53847504875_aa1b760774_b.jpg





53847067746_aa4f30342b_b.jpg





53847067566_434dfd0d14_b.jpg





53847428364_73ec1d20b2_b.jpg





53847428354_af24bca6f7_b.jpg





53847332328_23c147ab12_b.jpg





53847332313_d18b66ce61_c.jpg





53847067321_447a0e184c_b.jpg





53847504260_29fa2765ce_b.jpg





53846182347_579f66b742_c.jpg





53847504250_8c291d88d3_b.jpg




70’s corner



53847331798_10be1a7e38_b.jpg





53847066936_fda3c82cb4_b.jpg





53846182037_668c945942_b.jpg





53847503945_6dd577780f_b.jpg





53846181832_6765977819_b.jpg




This section had some type of fabric processing gizmos along one wall.



53846181827_6556fbe816_b.jpg





53847066651_41a2089a36_b.jpg




A couple more textile-related things here.



53847331333_e4671b89b4_b.jpg





53847427159_11e11053a1_b.jpg





53846181332_fc84116eb9_b.jpg





53847427059_8050d9a58d_b.jpg





53846181242_1fd2ab01a1_b.jpg




Continued
 

urbanchemist

28DL Regular User
Regular User
A section near the road.



53847503125_4880821c5a_b.jpg




53847426944_56a9c3487f_b.jpg




53847426909_0ac512ca93_c.jpg




Former engine house, last used as stores.



53847426654_6cf56448ab_b.jpg




53847502850_435fb9397b_b.jpg




53847426679_6584005c27_b.jpg




53847330653_88c62ed805_b.jpg




53847065746_23b1918800_c.jpg




53847502740_008f70621a_c.jpg




Former boiler house, which has a flue along the outside heading towards the chimney at the end of the works.

Not much in here except a Weir steam-powered feed pump and a couple of electrically-powered centrifugals - the one pictured is a Mather and Platt.




53846180697_564d617f33_c.jpg




53847426349_70153e6f04_b.jpg




53847426274_77d6200679_b.jpg




53846180432_f49187e423_b.jpg




53847502380_95f0b830c8_b.jpg




53847426124_f21d3c31f7_b.jpg




Now for the bit I really came to see - the water turbine.

The current one dates from 1936 and the last time I looked, a couple of years ago, it was still generating electricity.

Now it seems to be either defunct or resting, and judging by the rubbish the locals have been getting in.


Old sluice gate outside, with the top bit of the turbine just visible in the water below.




53847065351_99f1d3f087_b.jpg




53847330153_62b898683b_b.jpg




53847330098_a4622a0fd5_b.jpg




Inside, the oldest bit seems to be the black electrical panel.



53847426029_5aa1545852_h.jpg




53847502165_ae906ed7cf_b.jpg




53846180157_c4e1f47fac_b.jpg




53847502120_05e0d5dc64_b.jpg




53847329998_06df3f5cb2_c.jpg




53847065131_a3eb331918_b.jpg




53847425849_0681567988_b.jpg




53847065081_b3b1cbc98a_b.jpg




53847425794_09aa83c026_b.jpg




53847425809_af5e6a99b3_b.jpg




53847501920_894a4d88ee_c.jpg




Finally the concrete chimney (1884) which is a bit of a landmark in these parts.



53846179932_fb8abb8690_b.jpg



Areas I didn’t do include some offices on either side of the street, and as mentioned above, the southern block.
 
Last edited:

Speed

Got Epic Slow?
Regular User
Very nice. Ireland consistently 20 years behind the rest of Britian in its standard of mill offerings..
 

Terminal Decline

28DL Regular User
Regular User
I'm sure I saw this from the train a short while ago, and got quite excited at the mass of saw-toothed roofs, but alas I was unable to stop by. Nicely done, plenty of goodies remaining.
 

dweeb

28DL Regular User
Regular User
Christ, that's some belting millage!

As speed says, you just don't get places that big slowly decaying in Britain these days.
 
Top