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Moment in Time: 16 years since Helen Gee officially launched G’s Jams

At the launch of G Jams in The Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. Tom and Marian Geoghegan; Alice Rothwell, Hazel Pearson and Marian Quinn with Helen Gee.

G’s Gourmet Jams is one of Laois’s real success stories.

Owned by Helen Gee, who makes the jam on her own Abbey Farm near Abbeyleix, exports her produce across Europe and to the US. She also supplies a lot of the five star hotels around the country and Aer Lingus.

In total she produces over 40 different ranges – in marmalades, jams, chutneys and relishes – and they are sold in Ireland, the USA, France, Germany and Luxembourg.

While Helen has been making jam for over 30 years, this time 16 years ago she officially launched G’s Jams at an event in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.

Photographer Alf Harvey was on hand that night to snap the official launch and he he photographed Helen on many occasions since as the business has gone from strength to strength.

SEE ALSO – WATCH: Helen Gee shows Neven Maguire how she makes her jam

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Steven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he's happiest when he's telling stories or kicking a point.