40 Years of Quay Co-Op
The Quay Co-op was founded in 1982 as a radical/alternative community project by a collective effort of feminist, lesbian & gay, environmental and other alternative groups and individuals. Throughout the 1980’s it provided a local base for the politics of the new social movements of the period – at a time when Irish society, and its economy, seemed to be going backwards rather than forwards.
In the changed environment of the 2000’s, Quay Co-op re-invented itself as a worker’s co- operative, running a successful vegetarian restaurant, organic food store and ‘in-house’ bakery. However, it still retains the personality and values of its radical origins.