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    1837

    Founder - John Sisk is born on 30th September 1837. From the age of 11 he learned the trade from quaker plasterer Richard Martin.

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  2. 1845

    Start of the Great Famine during which John’s father died.

  3. 1859

    John Sisk establishes his business in 1859, the same year he married Kate Burke.

  4. 1868

    John Valentine Sisk is born. Although three of the bothers also work for the company, it was John V who later goes into partnership with his father and is left the company after his death.

  5. 1884

    Founding of the GAA - more than 100 years later Sisk re-build Croke Park.

  6. 1912

    Ancestor of AIB Munster & Leinster Bank Cork. Designed by Arthur Hill, the Munster and Leinster Bank on South Mall in Cork is symbolic of the Banking sector in the early 20th Century.

  7. 1914

    World War 1 breaks out.

  8. 1916

    Relocation of Cork Premises. The business grows and moves to Capwell Works at Douglas St. Cork. Eventually the office moves to a site on the Kinsale Road in 1966.

  9. 1921

    Irish Civil War.

  10. 1929

    The Wall Street Crash in America. Shares lose their value.

Scroll through our history timeline above to view key milestones within the Sisk Group of companies.