Kilfeacle jobs secure after quarry takeover

Minister of State  Tom Hayes and Chairman of Tipperary Municipal Council Cllr. Michael Fitzgerald welcoming Kilsaran International to Kilfeacle:Padraic Hogan (Operations Manager) Derry McKeown (Operation Director), TD Tom Hayes, Cllr. Micheal Fitzgerald, David McKeown (Operations Director) and Fergus Gallagher (Planning & Environmental Manager)
A family-owned Irish business, Kilsaran International has just acquired the former CEMEX quarry in Kilfeacle, which secures jobs for the current workforce with plans to expand in the future.

A family-owned Irish business, Kilsaran International has just acquired the former CEMEX quarry in Kilfeacle, which secures jobs for the current workforce with plans to expand in the future.

Celebrating 50 years in business, this is Kilsaran’s first venture into Munster after the acquisition of the majority of CEMEX’s operating assets in the Republic of Ireland.

This places Kilsaran as a national player in the concrete, blocks and aggregate business in Ireland.

The third-generation Irish family business was founded in 1964 by the late Patrick McKeown in the village of Kilsaran in Co. Louth, Kilsaran. It has grown over the years to become Ireland’s largest independent manufacturer of concrete products with approximately 420 employees nationwide including the ten current employees in Kilfeacle.

“We are quite literally Irish from the ground up, mining raw materials from our own quarries before producing superior quality products,” explained brothers David and Derry, Operations Directors.

Minister of State Tom Hayes and Chairman of Tipperary Municipal County Council Cllr.Michael Fitzgerald welcomed the brothers and their team to Kilfeacle.

“We’re thrilled to be here. Our business is third generation and we’re looking to expand in Tipperary with the intention to create new jobs,” added David McKeown Operations Director.

Kilsaran have secured ownership of CEMEX plants in Cork, Tipperary, Limerick, Waterford, Wexford, Portlaoise, Ballinakill, Castletown, Duleek and Dublin. The acquisition will see Kilsaran expand its geographic spread of plants and quarries, far beyond the origins of Leinster, into a nationwide business.

Operations Manager, Pádraig Hogan from Borrisokane, is a former Tipperary senior hurler and All Ireland medal winner 1991. The Hogan family sporting stars also include Brendan and Adrian Hogan.