Lough Egish, a village in the south of the county that has developed on the shores of the lake that gives the village its name, has developed as an industrial nucleus. Lough Egish Dairy Co-operative and Dairy Society established there in 1901 and currently operate as Lakeland Dairies. The village has become an established industrial area, with particular regard for food processing and distribution.
Lough Egish is located along a Regional Road axis and is just 10 minutes from the National Road network at Castleblayney and Carrickmacross which provides good journey times to the country’s ports and airports.
Table – journey times (mins)
|Dublin airport||Belfast Int. airport||Dundalk port||Drogheda port||Dublin port||Warrenpoint port|
|Lough Egish to||82||114||48||59||89||75|
Castlecool Food Park
In 2012 Castlecool launched the second phase of its 62 acre Food Park. In a county with a dominant food processing industry, the Food Park plays a critical role in the supply chain industry. A flexible and efficient distribution and logistics network allows for the coordination of inputs and outputs in a cost effective, safe and efficient way to meet the demands of internal and export markets, making the Food Park ideal for food processing and manufacturing companies.
The Food Park and the Lough Egish Area is home to a number of national and international brands including:
• Castlecool www.castlecool.ie +353 42 9745134
• Cooltrim Oil Co Ltd +353 42 974 5908
• Gaffey Motors +353 42 974 5034
• Glanbia www.glanbia.com
• Lakeland Dairies www.lakeland.ie +353 49 436 4200
• Lavelle Hardware +353 42 974 5915
• McGee’s Karro www.mcgeesfoods.com Tel: +353 42 974 5566
• Malones www.malonefoods.ie +353 42 97 45102
• Nestbox www.goldenirish.com +353 42 974 0000
• Platinum Tanks www.platinum-tanks.ie +353 42 974 5780/81
• Rangeland Foods www.rangelandfoods.com +353 42 974 5132
• SFS Steel Formed Sections www.steelformedsections.ie Tel: +353 42 974 5700
• Swift Fine Foods www.swiftfinefoods.com +353 42 974 5435
• Swift Valley Trading +353 42 969 0831
The facility has a two million gallon per day potable water supply, its own on-site electricity supply substation, piped natural gas and effluent treatment system. Units on site range from 650 square metres to 1,850 square metres along with sites available for new build. The Castlecool 16,800 square metre chill facility offers eight segregated stores which range in temperature from ambient, chill, deep chill and frozen. The 11 dock levellers and indoor tautliner loading facility, make it an ideal location for cross docking, value added services such as blast freezing, order picking and food testing, and support services such as telesales, order management and other outsourcing business functions. To companies located in the Food Park, the facility also provides national and international distribution capabilities and groupage services to the UK and Europe.
Other available business space:
At Lough Egish a number of other facilities are available, including 3,300 square metres of recently constructed industrial/business units.
Lough Egish has ample provision for water supply and treatment. The current demand for drinking water for the Lough Egish / Castleblayney / Ballybay area is 4,200 m³/day with a treatment capacity of 8,000 m³/day.