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Friday 26 April 2019

Piggy bank emptied for charity

O’Neill’s Dry Cure Bacon Company presentation of cheque for €2500 to Pieta House, proceeds of O’Neill’s Piggy Bank annual donation to charities. Pictured are Pat and Mary O’Neill and their staff presenting cheque to Olive Ruane of Pieta House
O’Neill’s Dry Cure Bacon Company presentation of cheque for €2500 to Pieta House, proceeds of O’Neill’s Piggy Bank annual donation to charities. Pictured are Pat and Mary O’Neill and their staff presenting cheque to Olive Ruane of Pieta House

Brendan Keane

The management and staff in one Enniscorthy business showcased their caring nature when they presented a cheque for €2,500 to Pieta House.

O'Neill's Dry Cure Bacon started a charitable piggy bank in 2018 with the aim of supporting a specific charity each year.

This time around the award-winning producers chose Pieta House for the ongoing support work it does throughout the community across the county.

Pat and Olive O'Neill were delighted to present the cheque to Olive Ruane, from Pieta House, and said they were very happy to be able to offer support to such a worthy cause.

In addition to Pieta House the O'Neills have also supported a number of other local organisations including Kilrush-Askamore GAA club, Sliabh Bhuide Rovers Athletic Club, Tombrack United AFC and Ballyroebuck National School.

The couple's four sons are involved with the four organisations.

Established in 2004, starting at the Farmers Market in Enniscorthy, the couple's business has grown and their broadening range of products is now available in supermarkets nationwide.

Local food service customers include Monart Spa, Kelly's Hotel Rosslare and Mount Juliet in Thomastown.

The business prides itself on using only Bord Bia approved Irish Pork and it's also a member of Origin Green which is a scheme set up by Bord Bia to help businesses become more sustainable going forward.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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