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Our History

Our History

How we began

Albert and Juliette Folens founded Folens Publishers in 1958. It started by 'accident' with study notes and exam preparation guides that quickly grew into a publishers with employees and authors by 1964. Back then we were one of the first publishers to produce books specifically for the Irish curriculum. 

By the 1970s, Folens had a bigger factory, a van for deliveries, a depot in Cork and sales reps. The first primary texts were published in 1972. The business continued to grow and had over 90 employees. In the 1980's the business was passed to the 2nd generation and Dirk Folens took over. 

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The Folens Business today 

We started to produce digital resources in the 00's with the growth of online learning. Today, we continue to create high quality school books as well as a wide variety of digital products and teaching materials for our learning platforms. The 3rd generation of the Folens family are members of our Company Board.

Dedicated to working together

Everything we do is about helping teachers to help students achieve their personal best. For over 65 years we have been busy listening, adapting and working together with schools, teachers and children to produce the best quality content to meet their needs. Nowadays our team are dedicated to delivering programmes and learning platforms to support blended learning.

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