Goodbody Limited started in Clara, Co Offaly in 1865 and had many Irish branches in Limerick, Cork, Waterford, Dublin and Slane involved in the production of jute, polythene and cotton goods.
Bales of jute were imported from East Pakistan.
Photos above show renovation of second-hand sacks in the workroom of the the Limerick branch of Goodbodys in 1966, photos below from Clara.
Photos scanned by Brand New Retro from the Goodbodys of Clara book, written by Margaret Stewart and published in 1965 to celebrate its one hundred years
Photos: Denis Johnson