Thursday 28 August 2014

Louth Leader visit funded businesses

Published 02/04/2014 | 05:28

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Mairead McGuinness MEP, Colm Markey and Mary O’Neill of Louth Leader Partnership wtih Brian Fitzpatrick and John Delaney of Oriel Seasalt in Clogherhead.

The Board and Staff of Louth Leader Partnership visited four projects that have been funded under the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2007 – 2013 recently.

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The day started with a visit to 'On Yer Bike' in Carlingford and G&M Precision in Riverstown before heading for the coast.

The Board was shown the impressive sea salt extraction process that is carried out by Oriel Sea Salt in Clogherhead. John Delany and Brian Fitzpatrick met the Board of Louth Leader Partnership and told them the investment under the RDP, has helped to set up this company in the village and to create employment.

The last visit of the afternoon brought the Board to Smarmore where they visited a firewood processing plant set up by Donal Matthews in 2013 with the aid of funding under the RDP. Gerry Reaburn showed the Board how the equipment operated and pointed out that the business is supplying firewood to a number of outlets across the North-East.

Mairead McGuinnes MEP, joined the group and visited some of the projects with Louth Leader Partnership where she saw first hand the opportunities that RDP funding can give to businesses.

Drogheda Independent

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