Connolly’s Red Mills announces 20 new jobs in Kilkenny
Nutritional animal feed company, Connolly’s Red Mills, has today announced 20 new jobs for Kilkenny. The jobs boost is created by the official opening of a new equestrian and agri super store in Kilkenny by the Connolly family.
Responsible for feeding over one third of the world’s top racehorses in Europe and Asia, Connolly’s Red Mills now export to 74 countries.
The opening was attended by European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan and Australian Ambassador to Ireland, Richard Andrews.
Since 2015, the global workforce of Connolly’s Red Mills has increased by 100 jobs. Today’s announcement brings the total employed by the family run business to 320.
Run by the fifth generation of the Connolly family, Connolly’s Red Mills sources up to 50 per cent of its grains locally from local South East farmers who they say “grow some of the best oats, barley and wheat in the world”.
The products are manufactured from the company’s purpose built headquarters in Goresbridge, Co Kilkenny.
CEO of Connolly’s Red Mills, Joe Connolly says “We remain heavily invested and committed to our home county of Kilkenny. We are delighted our new store is bringing 20 more new jobs to our local area.”
“This store will not only fly the flag for our business but for Kilkenny, the South East and the equine industry in Ireland as we will be welcoming some of the world’s leading trainers and equine managers here” Mr Connolly concludes.