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Sunday 21 September 2014

Lissarda business ventures are many and varied

Published 30/08/2012 | 10:26

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Lissarda Business Park is home to several firms, and many other business ventures continue to prosper throughout the region due to the support of locals who pride themselves on maintaining a viable commercial presence in their area, along with a keen business acumen which has seen some of the companies here achieve international status through exporting substantial quantities of their products abroad.

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O Leary's continues to lead the field as one of the busiest Volkswagen and Light Commercial Dealerships in Ireland The Company has just recently opened a large new used car display area. In a few weeks time they will showcase a range of 2012 hire drive fleet vehicles and they currently have in their showroom the exciting new generation Beetle.

December will see O Leary's receive delivery of the brand new Golf which will be launched at the Paris Motor Show in September.

And for anybody who has been given the run around from financial institutions, bear in mind the fact that Volkswagen have their very own Bank which is solely in Ireland to put provide finance- and is at the moment a very attractive 4.9% apr on borrowings.

Lissarda Manor is a peaceful oasis where guests can avail of that well deserved relaxing break. With the option of staying for days, weeks, months, or years, there is something for everyone here. The Manor offers rest and recuperation breaks, holidays with like minded people, convalescent non medical care, and breaks for active retirement groups, with a whole range of therapies and workshops on offer. There are lots of exciting new concepts being developed at the Manor which will be showcased in the near future, and an open Tai Chi day is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 8th at 10am. However, those interested in attending are advised that pre booking is essential due to huge interest in the event.

Bridewood Pallets which is a busy enterprise based in Gurranreigh, Lissarda is owned by Diarmuid and Marie Cohalan. The firm which has been in production since 1982 manufactures and supplies disposable timber pallets to fertiliser companies locally and as far afield as Co. Kilkenny. Most of the required raw material is sourced nearby from local company Palfab.

Diarmuid and Marie initially set up the firm as an alternative enterprise to supplement their farm income, which was quite unusual back in 1982. At that time, they didn't expect that in 2012, over the thirty one years later, the business would be so successful and today continues to prosper despite the global downturn. Today, they continue to farm while simultaneously running the very successful Bridewood Pallets

Sheila Ahern's business is unique in that it is the only shop in Kilmurry village, providing all the daily essentials for the local community.

Palfab Ireland is one of the country's largest specialist timber manufacturing and trading companies, dealing in a wide range of sawn softwood timber which services the construction, fencing, garden leisure, and handling and packaging industries. Founded in 1977, the business has grown steadily due to steady demand, and also in tandem with increased output from the Irish forestry industry. Palfab produces it's own sawn products, and also imports partly processed timber from Scandinavia, Russia, the Baltic States, and Europe. For the past 25 years Palfab has kept up to date with technological advances, and in 2012 operates a top quality production facility which meets the highest quality international standards.

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