Founder - John Sisk is born on 30th September 1837. From the age of 11 he learned the trade from quaker plasterer Richard Martin.Tell me more
Start of the Great Famine during which John’s father died.
John Sisk establishes his business in 1859, the same year he married Kate Burke.
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.
Founding of the GAA - more than 100 years later Sisk re-build Croke Park.
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.
World War 1 breaks out.
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.
Irish Civil War.
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.