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Triest Press – Sprinkling the fairy dust to prepare our Global Rossie Strategy

When we set out on this journey to prepare a Roscommon Diaspora Strategy, we felt that we, in Roscommon, wanted to do things a little differently. Firstly, we met with people, not on a weekday in a working environment, but rather over breakfast on the morning of a crucial league match.

We invited people from communities across the county, we invited people who had shown prowess on the field of play, those who had toiled for hours over family trees, those who has studied the history and heritage of our county and those who are known simply as lovers of all things Roscommon.

We also wanted to look at our audience. Who are the “Diaspora”? Do people identify as the diaspora? The response was no. But, people do identify as a Rossie. So the term diaspora was removed and the Global Rossie Family emerged as being more relevant to our people.

We then set out to produce a Strategy – but not in a typical annual report format. We wanted something different. Triest Press were our partners in searching for a format that would include all we had researched, heard and planned, but which would be something that the Global Rossie Family all over the world would want to have a copy of in their house and for their relatives around the world.

Brand Image for the Roscommon Bound Strategy

From here, Roscommon Bound was created. It is a book which clearly honours our past, but which also values our future – our Roscommon students who are depicted on the front cover holding their Roscommon passport. A link that they can bring with them wherever they many travel but which will always remind them of where they have come from and where they are always valued.

Triest Press is a thriving social enterprise, based in Roscommon Town, providing a professional digital print and design service, coupled with meaningful employment for people with intellectual disability. They offer bespoke products with a personal touch; all products are hand finished using traditional methods that our finishing staff are fully trained and skilled in.

Successfully operating for over 30 years, Triest Press has evolved into a unique and vibrant social enterprise that encompasses much more than your traditional business model. They are big on social inclusion and focusing on abilities rather than disabilities.

They up-skill and train their employees in much more than the craft of traditional print finishing, such as; customer service and basic digital skills training etc… They have created a workplace that provides the necessary tools and skills that are transferable within their personal lives and will equip the individual so that they are prepared for the competitive labour market if they wish to move on.

Also, the hand finishing skills learned in print finishing such as, stitching, creasing, collating and binding; help with hand eye coordination which in turn can improve other areas of one’s motor skills.

Triest Press Staff Photo

In 1987, the Initial need for the service was established based on the fact that there was little if any employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Roscommon and there was an expressed need by the people themselves to engage in employment and training to progress their own goals.

According to The Economic and Social Research Institute, fewer than a third of working-age people with disabilities in Ireland are employed. In 2017’s CSO National Household Survey 42% of adults with disabilities had no more than the equivalent of a Junior Certificate (aged 14/15) level of education. The CSO’s National Household Survey found that people with a disability were more likely to live alone and 42% lived in jobless households so were at a high risk of poverty. It also found that people with disabilities were four times less likely to enter the workforce than people without a disability, and more likely to leave it. Isolation, poverty and feelings of discrimination are all possible factors in a person’s disengagement within the labour market.   (Reference: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/fewer-than-33-of-working-age-people-with-disabilities-employed-1.3012243)

When faced with preconceived opinions of how a person with ID may perform in the workplace, it can be difficult for many individuals with ID to secure and retain employment in the competitive labour market. In Triest Press, by focusing on traditional hand-finishing skills, they choose their product range with their employee’s abilities in mind.

Their mission is to continue to address the issue of meaningful employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities as well as offer a high standard, professional print and design service.

At Triest Press they foster learning, inclusion, creativity, growth and self-confidence.   We hope you will be as impressed by the obvious attention to detail and passion that was put into producing Roscommon Bound.

The Washington Post and the Roscommon connection

The county of Roscommon has always enjoyed strong literary traditions. Whether that is Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, whose father was a Rector in Castlerea or Ireland’s first President, Douglas Hyde, the county is rich in literary and journalistic traditions.

Members of the ‘fourth estate’ that have hailed from Roscommon include the likes of Donal Keenan, John Waters and the late Des Rushe. Today, it’s another man, Peter Finn who grew up in Roscommon town, who is currently making a name for himself.

Peter Finn is the Security correspondent with the Washington Post newspaper, one of the most acclaimed newspapers in the world. He grew up in Roscommon having lived for the earlier part of his life in Elphin.

Now living just outside Washington, Peter, a father of four, is one of the paper’s key newsroom figures in a publication celebrated in the recent Academy Award winning film ‘The Post’ starring Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton.

Peter grew up in Roscommon town attending Roscommon CBS before studying History and Politics in University College Dublin before travelling to the USA. After ‘cutting his teeth’ in local journalism, Peter developed an unrivalled reputation to now command one of the most important and influential journalist positions in the world today.

“The (Washington) Post has a long and distinguished history in the modern era. It was a fairly mediocre newspaper when it was acquired by Eugene Meyer in 1933. Meyer and his daughter Katherine Graham, and her husband, Phil Graham, built the paper into a powerhouse.

“The standout moments in the paper’s rise were the publications of the Pentagon Papers, the secret history of the Vietnam war, which was recently dramatized in the movie, The Post, followed by the Watergate coverage.

“For the next three decades, the Post stood for tough-minded, accountability journalism. But by 2013, the paper was struggling financially, as was much of the print media, because of losses in print circulation and advertising.

“The paper was bought by Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon. Since then, he has invested heavily in new staff and the paper’s digital operations, leading to a return to profitability and 1.5 million digital subscribers.

Peter and his family moved to Roscommon when he was about to turn six in May 1968 and had been living in Elphin. His father, Bill Finn, a Garda sergeant, was transferred to the station in Roscommon.

“My Dad died several years ago in Dublin where he had moved after retirement and my Mam, Pat, died in 1995 — much too young, after a second battle with cancer. Some in town might remember that she had opened a restaurant called “Caprice,” which thrived for a few years on Abbey Street.

“I owe my parents a tremendous amount for fostering a sense of confidence in a very insecure kid. They had adopted me — a fairly radical act in 1962 — and always supported my early and very inchoate desire to explore the world.

“I have two younger brothers, Greg, who now lives in Dublin, and works for Bank of Ireland and Bill, who has the wanderlust like me, and now lives and works as a North America manager for an Irish company in the Kansas City, Missouri-area.

“I did my Leaving Cert in Roscommon in 1979 then took a year off to live in Paris before attending UCD, where I studied History and Politics, earning a B.A. and then an M.A. in politics. From when I was about 14, I worked in the bar at the Abbey Hotel and continued to work summers there in the early part of college.

“My strongest memories of Roscommon are of the friends I still have, especially Jeremy Crean and Ronan Farrell; playing football in the yard at CBS; going to the library every Saturday; trying to get people out of the Abbey after closing time.

“I also remember getting my hair cut by Paddy Joe Burke; girlfriends (I won’t embarrass them!); watching Roscommon play at Hyde Park. There are a thousand memories, including the one that Ronan never lets me forget – buying a pair of Bay City Roller pants in what must have been 1975.

“I wrote my first article for the then Roscommon Champion when Donal Keenan was the editor. It was on the possibility of Vietnamese refugees being resettled in Roscommon and whether the town was prepared.

“Later I wrote a piece for Hot Press on Ian Paisley when I was in UCD – went to the Martyrs Memorial Church to hear him speak after the Anglo-Irish agreement in 1985. But, to be honest, although I was very interested in a career in journalism, I didn’t do much writing until I left for the United States in 1986.

“In fact, I applied and was turned down for the journalism school at what was then the NIHE in Glasnevin. I reapplied and got accepted the following year but by then Brian Farrell, the RTE broadcaster, who was supervising my thesis at UCD, had suggested I apply to Columbia University’s School of Journalism and I was accepted. I decided to go to New York.

“After graduating from Columbia in 1987, I freelanced for a year or more in New York, writing for the Observer News Service in London as well as New York Newsday and the Irish Voice. But it was tough scrap to earn enough every week so I eventually took a job as a suburban correspondent in south New Jersey for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“I spent a couple of years there covering local government schools, crime and writing features and learned the basics of journalism in a newspaper that was an enterprising and fun place to work. But it wasn’t a staff position and I moved to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas), which was edited by an Inquirer alumnus, to cover social issues.

“Texas was and is a wonderful state for news, and I did my first real investigative reporting there. My New England wife still thinks of Texas as a foreign country, but we had a great time there. I met my wife, Nora FitzGerald, who is now an editor and writer for the World Bank, focused on climate change and Africa, at Columbia University. We’ve been married now for 30 years.

“Once I had decided I was staying in the U.S. it was always my ambition to work for The Washington Post. Like many others I was drawn by the romance of the Watergate coverage, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and Ben Bradlee.

When I first applied from Texas, I was told to do some more investigative and high-impact work and try again in a year, which I did. In the interim, I had won the AP Managing Editors award for investigative reporting for exposing the infection of patients with Hepatitis C at a health clinic.

“I was hired onto the Metro staff of The Post to cover part of Northern Virginia. I did that for three years and then was assigned overseas, as the Eastern Europe correspondent based in Warsaw. I spent ten years as a foreign correspondent for the paper based in Berlin and Moscow after Warsaw.

“In Berlin I was focused on al-Qaeda and terrorism and I covered the Kosovo, Iraq and Russia-Georgia wars. I reported from nearly 60 different countries and was twice in that period a Pulitzer Prize finalist as part of Post teams for international reporting.

“I returned to Washington in 2008 as a national security correspondent, covering the Pentagon as well as U.S. detention operations at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba” says Peter of his extensive journalistic travels.

Five years ago, in 2013, Peter became the National Security Editor at The Post, overseeing two deputy editors and a team of 18 reporters who cover the U.S. military, the Intelligence Community, the State Department and foreign policy, the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department and FBI, counterterrorism, weapons proliferation, and the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

“I’m very proud to have been a part of two Pulitzers since I’ve been editor — for Public Service for the Edward Snowden revelations and for National Reporting for coverage of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections and the subsequent fallout.

As to the future, perhaps the literary world awaits as in 2014, Peter co-authored a book called “The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book,” which was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award for non-fiction and the Pushkin Prize in London for best book on Russia.

“I have another book coming out in autumn next year called ‘A Guest of the Reich’, about the first American woman in uniform captured on the Western Front and her experiences as a female POW before her escape from Nazi Germany in March 1945.

“I would like to keep writing books. Not sure if I would go back to reporting at The Post, but I wouldn’t rule it out. For now, I’m very happy in my current position, which is very much at the center of the news.
Reporting for a paper like the Washington Post can have its lighter moments. In 2016, head of the CIA, John Brennan travelled to Roscommon to trace his ancestral roots in his native Kilteevan. Peter, being the ever-vigilant reporter got wind of the visit and managed to acquire a photo of Mr. Brennan visiting the aforementioned Paddy Joe Burke’s Barbers.

“We didn’t publish it but it was fun moment. Aidan Farrell (of Farrell’s Jewelers) sent a picture of John (Brennan) getting his haircut at Paddy Joe’s to his brother Ronan who in turn, sent it to me. I gave it to one of our reporters who sent it to Brennan’s aide with the message: ‘We have people everywhere!”

Despite being ‘a son’ of Roscommon, commitments and family have prevented Peter from returning to Roscommon in recent years, though he plans to visit either in late 2019 or early in 2020. He has however visited Dublin to visit his brother and friends in recent years.

Peter resides just outside Washington in Northern Virginia with his wife Nora. The couple has four children, only one of whom is still at home. The eldest Rachel is 24 years old, twin boys Liam and David are 22 while the youngest, Ria, is 14 and in high school and has ambitions of becoming a ballet dancer!

As to downtime, Peter professes his interests are simple, admitting to being an avid Manchester United fan and a regular watcher of the Premier League: “I like nothing better than when the whole family is home for the holidays and we all have a long dinner together. I still like to travel when I can. And I’m a pretty voracious reader.

“Politics has always been a rough sport in the United States but the partisan rancor seems to have become much more poisonous under President Trump – as it has in different ways in many parts of the world.

“The immediate effect of the recent midterms is divided government, which may or may not affect Trump’s approach to governance as he will have to work with the Democrats, who now control the House of Representatives, if he wants to get things done. The 2018 results are also worrying for Trump for 2020, but nothing, at this point, is predictable.

As for the challenges for the Irish diaspora in Washington and the US in general, Peter feels the Irish community may be affected, like other migrant communities: if people are undocumented then the broad crackdown will affect all communities, but perhaps none so harshly as those working here”, says the Roscommon native.

“For the print media in general, the challenges in today’s world are many, not least from social media and people’s changing news habits. The challenge of 24 hour rolling news is also a fight for the printed word, which Peter concedes are pressing issues.

“The challenge for much of the press is finding an economically viable model. The Post has found it as a national online news organization but the struggle to survive for smaller and regional papers in the U.S. remains intense.

“We are still seeing cutbacks across the country, which has major implications for coverage of local and state news. As to President Trump’s attacks, our best response is to continue to do our jobs and produce factually unassailable journalism.”

Different strokes for different folks – Olivia turns the dial for music hot shots in the ‘Big Apple’

To be in the job one has a passion for, is something we all aspire to, but few can only dream about. But combine that with travel and the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and experience, and it’s an irresistible cocktail.

That’s appears to be the case with young Strokestown lady Olivia Callaghan who is currently living in New York where she works for Steven Van Zandt’s media and music production empire in New York.

To music lovers here, Van Zandt is a well-known member of Bruce Springsteen’s back banking group ‘The E-Street Band’. With his trademark bandana and flowing dark locks, Van Zandt along with the late Clarence Clemons are two of the most recognised members of Springsteen’s band.

A past pupil of Scoil Mhuire Strokestown, Olivia is the daughter of Teresa and the late Gerry Callaghan. Teresa runs the popular ‘Healthy Beings’ health food shop in Strokestown, while her late father Gerry was a popular former Captain of Strokestown Golf Club as well as a former footballer for Tulsk GAA and employee of the Manton group in Westward, Strokestown.

Olivia has one younger sister, twenty-four year old Fiona, who works and lives in Dublin. As well as that, her uncle is Cllr. Liam Callaghan, recently re-elected to Roscommon County Council, while her Uncle Tom, himself no stranger to performing or singing, was also a former member of the local authority.

Twenty-seven year old Olivia graduated from NUI Maynooth with a BA in Music and Irish studies in 2013 before completing an MA in Creative Music Technologies in 2014. After working in Dublin for a time, she left to seek work and adventure in New York in October 2016 where she currently resides.

 

“I’m currently working in Steven Van Zandt’s media company in Greenwich Village New York. We distribute music through our record label Wicked Cool Records, Little Steven’s Underground Garage syndicate radio show and satellite radio station Underground Garage on Sirius XM which has over one million weekly listeners in the US alone.

“Day-to-day, I produce radio shows for the station. For this specifically I design playlists for my DJ’s, I also programme and schedule music and shows. I also carry out research for each show, record, edit and produce each show.

“I produce shows for five DJ’s including CBS TV presenter and comedian Drew Carey, who presents ‘The Price Is Right’ on daytime TV in the USA. Working for the record label Wicked Cool Records, I work alongside our bands from production through final product.

“I also work on marketing and public relations working alongside our distributors, scheduling shows and tours. Bands I personally work alongside are The Dollyrots, Ryan Hamilton and The Harlequin Ghosts, The Woggles and Jesse Malin.

“I’ve always wanted to be involved in one way or another, but I guess through my college course I got in with a few musicians and really got a feel for the music business in that sense. My Music production course, at NUI Maynooth really sparked my interest.

“I took an internship in Dublin City FM where I produced a weekly music show and worked in studio with various up-and-coming bands from all over Dublin. I dabbled in news reading, presented the breakfast show ‘Good Morning Dublin’ and was then taken on as a researcher on ‘Live Drive’ Dublin’s only dedicated live traffic update service.

“I then took Today FM’s Radio production and podcasting course which threw me right into the world of music radio which I love! While working in Dublin City FM is how I first got to meet Steve Van Zandt
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“Steve’s syndicated radio show is played on radio stations all over the world, including Dublin City FM. At the time, Bruce Springsteen was playing in Dublin in July 2016. Dublin City FM threw a listening party cum live broadcast for Steve in Tower Records Dublin where I first met him.

“I subsequently made contact with his Personal Assistant. So coming over to New York I had it in my head that I was getting the job with Steve Van Zandt. I went to US to gain experience in my field and avail of the J-1.

Honestly, I was still quite unsure if I wanted to lean more towards music or radio production, or more towards the music industry with promoters and live shows or record labels”, says Olivia, clearly bitten by the bug.

“My first music job was in music advertising which was super interesting and gave me another perspective on the world of music. But I really wanted to get into production. Luckily after hundreds of emails and resumes being sent in, I landed in a company which lets me explore music, radio and the record business!

“Steve van Zandt is a very cool guy to work for, he’s hilarious and we get along very, very well. He’s an incredibly hard working man with about a million different projects going on at the one time.

“His solo projects include his band ‘Little Steven and Disciples of Soul’ while also having his radio stations ‘Little Stevens Underground Garage’ and ‘Outlaw Country’. He also has a record label Wicked Cool Records”, cites Olivia.

But Van Zandt is better known for his work with Bruce Springsteen and his world renowned ‘E-Street Band’. He also has a rock and roll Forever Foundation and ‘TeachRock’ curriculum and continues to work with countless bands and solo artists.

And if that isn’t enough, Van Zandt is also an accomplished actor, engages in sound tracking and script writing for various movies and TV shows and with his wife Maureen, who runs Renegade Theatres. His fundraising for charities, including the NYPD Policeman’s Ball is also well-known.

“He is a super caring guy and helps out with so many people in so many ways. Steve cares so much about the arts and he’s also hugely passionate about politics, in particular Brexit!” says Olivia, perhaps somewhat tongue in cheek!

Having such close business ties with Van Zandt, has Olivia ever met Springsteen or ‘The Boss’ himself, who continues to enjoy iconic status among his legion of fans here for over 40 years, performing numerous sell-out Irish shows in that time.

“I met Springsteen backstage at Steven’s Soulfire show in Count Basie, New Jersey show back in 2017. We chatted backstage I could see he was sussing out the Irish accent but he never said anything to me about it!

I love New York – it’s definitely a different lifestyle but I’m very happy here for now. I love being active, exploring, discovering new things, going to concerts and shows – there are so many opportunities to do that in the city every day.

“It’s a crazy place, very work orientated and fast paced environment which suits me down to the ground. Winters in New York are brutal though and they will be the killing of me! There’s a huge Irish community over here which makes it feel a little more like home and we all look out for each other over here.

“I was actually at the Roscommon Dinner dance in February, which was just like being at home!” says Olivia before reflecting on her late father Gerry, whose untimely death at a young age in October 2017, was deeply felt in the wider Tulsk and Strokestown communities.

“Dad was one of a kind. He had a huge heart and did everything he could for us. He was the best fun and supported us in everything. He loved to get involved and help us with school and college exams. He geeked out on History and Maths, employment law with Fi, Mum’s Healthy Beings accounts and even tried to get into Music theory!

“We (the family) adored him so so much. The four of us had such brilliant times together and have such good memories. He was a friend to everyone and the way he treated people inspires me every day.

He was so full of life, he loved life so much and I think we keep that with us I guess, to ‘keep living’, without him. In all the pictures of him he’s smiling and so so happy, so that’s the motivation we really need, his ‘happy head’ as we say!

Both my parents have been so supportive of both mine and Fiona’s careers. He may have been a little confused as to what direction I was taking, they always trusted and encouraged us along the way!

“I stayed home for six months after Dad’s passing and I’ve been home three times since coming back last April. I talk to Mum & Fi (Fiona) all day every day, along with my close friends and extended family. I keep up to date with everything at home especially through Twitter.

“I closely follow the music scene at home, through IMRO, Nialler9, Radio Nova and Hot Press.
Anytime there are Irish artists in NYC I attend the shows. I often buy the Roscommon Herald which I pay $7 for the privilege!

“I would love to stay in the US for another while to up skill and gain experience across the board. This experience is second to none and I know how blessed I am to be here, so right now I have no plans to relocate. Home is where the heart is so I do think I’ll definitely return home.
“I would love to explore the music scene in other countries, especially England and Europe. Yoga teacher training is also on my list and would be something I would love to travel with!”, says Olivia.

Service Matters

“At Service Matters we are proud to be headquartered in Roscommon. As a rural employer with national reach, we value our position in Roscommon and nationwide. Our ability to have great staff in business is an important reason why our Head Office is in Roscommon. Based in the middle of a strong national road infrastructure, in Roscommon we are ideally placed to service our All-Island customer base”

Specialists in industrial laundry and hygiene rental, Service Matters was established in 1997 by local man Vincent Collins, operating out of Roscommon Town.

Service Matters is now Ireland’s leading Independent Hygiene Rental Workwear Specialists.

Service Matters provides a service to its customers to ensure a safe and clean premises and to provide staff with uniforms tailored to suit the customers’ requirement and the individual job role.

View of the Service Matters Premises

From dust control and specialised floor mats, pest control services, to washroom solutions, there is wide range of products tailored to customer requirements.

A large part of the business is a dedicated Uniform service for all industry needs, from motor mechanics and chefs, right through to specialist cleanroom garb and food trade, manufacturing; and everything in between.

“Roscommon is often a very attractive location for people, as it has the right mix of services and infrastructure, whilst offering a rural lifestyle opportunity”.

In 2018 Service Matters was awarded an All-Star Accreditation at the All Ireland Business Summit and in recent years has expanded its operation to include offices in Dublin, Limerick and Tyrone.

Aurivo Dairy Ingredients

“Roscommon and the region has a lot to offer, i.e. good quality of life, competitive housing process, good broadband, third level colleges, local international airport in Knock, high skilled young people who would like to return to the West of Ireland to work and live again with their young family”

Ballaghaderreen is the central location of one of Ireland’s top dairy manufacturing businesses, Aurivo Dairy Ingredients. The company has a long history with the town having set up there in 1972.
Aurivo Ballaghaderreen now produce a wide variety of powdered milk and butter to 46 countries worldwide.

The town’s central location within the western region as well as the water supply available were two of the determining factors for locating in the town.

“The people, the community, the high regard that is held for dairy ingredients in the region helps encourage those in the area to want to work in Aurivo Ballaghaderreen. Aurivo dairy ingredients has a reputation as a good employer and provider to the local community and its businesses”.

Aurivo employ approximately 70 staff in their Ballaghdereen Dairy ingredients plant.

Aurivo Dairy Ingredients has been recognised nationally for awards for Best Use of Energy Technology and an SEAI National Energy Award in recent years.

Black Donkey Brewing Ltd

“Our rural setting enables short and quiet commuting distances. Also access to cheaper housing, a safer environment and good schools”.

Black Donkey is run by Michaela Dillon and Richard Siberry, who moved back from overseas to set up their company in Roscommon in 2014.
Based in Ballinlough, County Roscommon, Black Donkey Brewing produces handcrafted multi-award winning beers of the highest quality. All products are brewed and packaged on site in Roscommon using wherever possible, locally sourced ingredients.

“Black Donkey was created with the local backdrop as inspiration. As a rural based company it is important to maintain a matching image. We created the “Irish Farmhouse Ale” as its first beer followed by “Sheep Stealer” tipping a hat to the local nickname and Roscommon’s colourful history. We have worked with Arigna Mines and Rathcroghan Heritage Site on similar mutually beneficial initiatives and there still remains a wealth of other untapped opportunities to highlight Roscommon”.

Their company continues to grow having gained recognition through its award winning in the Killarney Craft Beer competition in 2015, Alltech Craft Beer competition in 2026 and 2017 and as County Enterprise Award Winners in 2018.

The company currently employ two full-time and 1 part-time employee and export to markets in Russia, the UK and the USA. They work closely with local colleges and feel that “their proximity to both Galway and Athlone, and the science based courses available there are a definite advantage”.

Harmac Medical Products

“Lack of traffic congestion, affordable housing and high quality of life” are identified as three of the reasons why people are attracted to work in Harmac Medical in Castlerea, County Roscommon according to its MD , Mick McEnroe.

Harmac Medical products is a US owned full service contract manufacturer of custom, disposable medical devices. Harmac provides integrated solutions and full manufacturing services for Medtech companies of all sizes including leading Fortune 500 companies located around the globe.

Their manufacturing occurs in Class 100 to 100,000 Cleanrooms.Harmac was established in Castlerea in 1998 and employs approximately 300 staff in its recently expanded site. Their main export markets are UK, EU, India and USA.

“Roscommon is geographically located close to all the major medical device companies in Ireland” states Mick McEnroe. This is particularly important for a company with a broad range of capabilities to meet this industry’s needs. Its capabilities include product design and development, prototying, injection and insert moulding, blow moulding, assembly rf welding, uv bonding, heat sealing, ultrasonic welding, tip forming, form fill seal packaging and sterilisation.