Many Turner families were involved in the developing printing industry throughout Europe in the early 1800’s.
In Mohill, Co. Leitrim in the mid 1830’s James Turner and his son Robert acquired Typefaces and a “Rise & Fall” Toggle press.
The “Leitrim Gazette” was the first of many newspaper titles published by Robert Turner.
From the 1860’s Turners operated a printing works in both Mohill and Longford, using an assortment of toggle, platen and cylinder presses.
Eric’s sons Warren & Derick Turner joined the company. Warren gained experience in the print room of “Druck Trio” in The Hague, Holland.
“This era saw changes unfold to the detriment of the printing industry in Ireland, with its membership of the E.E.C. Sean McBride was Chief Justice of the League of Nations in The Hague”.
Bring on the Clowns! Printing contracts were undertaken for two large circus shows that visited Ireland on four occasions, Chipperfields 1956-59, Bertram Mills 1962-64.
(Turners have a large selection of Circus memorabilia on display in its stairwell.)
A New Generation: Kerri, Warren Jnr. and Leoni Turner joined the company, with Warren and Derick who between them have over 100 years service with the company.
Time moves on: A new century – a new generation!