Dublin man at heart of oldest beret manufacturer in France

This past Sunday, while making breakfast, with CBS Sunday Morning on in the background, I got a surprise as I watched their story on the oldest traditional beret maker in the world, Laulhère, nestled in the Pyrenees.

As they toured the factory, located in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, I did a doubletake as Mark Saunders, Laulhère’s sales and marketing director, explained to the CBS reporter how labor-intensive the making of their berets is.  Was that an Irish accent I heard?

Sure enough, he’s from Dublin!

You can read more about the Tallaght native in this Irish Times profile.



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