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The Queally Family

The Queally Family 59
  • Industry Food
  • 2019 Worth €300 m (1.69%)
  • 2018 Worth €295 m
  • Progress -

With an annual turnover of over €2bn, Dawn Meats - which was set up by Peter (80) and John (82) Queally with partner Dan Browne in 1980 - has grown to become one of Europe's biggest privately-owned companies.

The unlimited firm, which does not file accounts, has over 7,000 employees in 12 countries, and exports to over 50 markets. Brother Michael also controls Waterford-based subsidiary the Arrow Group with his two siblings. It alone had sales of €545m in 2017 and shareholders' funds of €166m.

Other assets in the family include a sewage treatment firm, the Glenpatrick Spring Water company, five-a-side football pitches and commercial property. There is also a new pet food spinoff.

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