Folláin Traditional Irish Preserves Double Workforce

4th June 2015

Posted In: FYI
Mairin and Peadar O’Lionaird

Folláin Traditional Irish Preserves is investing €2 million into the business over the next five years.

The Cork based company is run by wife and husband team Máirín and Peadar O’Lionaird (pictured), who founded it in 1983.

It is a true family effort with their son Michael working on developing recipes for Folláin when he’s not busy studying commerce. Their daughter Mairead brings her knowledge of studying and working in horticulture to the business.

They will open a new energy efficient facility in Ballyvourney, west Cork. It will use geothermal heat solutions and solar panels to reduce energy costs.

The expansion means doubling the workforce to a staff of 40 people in five years in manufacturing and in the new visitor centre.