Ballybay Food Hub

Ballybay Food Hub

The Food Hub is a best practice food production and education facility based in Ballybay, Co. Monaghan. The County is one of Ireland’s key food producers and is home to both national and international food companies. The food hub was developed to accelerate growth and yield business impact through collaboration, innovation, and clustering, thereby facilitating the development of scalable, sustainable, and profitable food businesses across the Northeast region.

This development creates the idyllic environment for start-up and expanding food businesses in the area. The Ballybay Food Hub will offer test Kitchen facilities, 500 sq. ft starter units and 1,500 sq. ft larger units, allowing both start-up and established businesses to test their new product ideas before scaling up.

Click HERE to view the Ballybay food hub website. 


The Food Hub is designed to meet the needs of new and existing food enterprises, this flexible food grade space is available as individual units with own front door or on a combined basis. The units have been designed to address the needs of two distinct food group manufacturers.

  • Entrepreneurs who may not have the initial seed capital to invest in a start-up production facility, and
  • Existing businesses who demand cost effective greater production capacity as their sales volumes increase.

The production space pans 11 units varying in size… 6 x 500sq ft units and 5 x 1,500sq ft newly refurbished units.

Additional facilities include;

  • Cooking facilities / Conferencing
  • Training rooms / Shared meetings
  • Ground floor low risk food grade units
  • Wired for alarm

The Ballybay Food Hub is also home to a state-of-the-art incubator kitchen, ideal for food start-ups in Monaghan and the neighbouring counties, earmarked to become a Regional Food Centre of Excellence.

Our units are available for short or long-term lease. For information email or telephone 047 75255. 

Incubator Kitchen

The State- of- the- Art- Food Incubation Unit in the  Ballybay Enterprise Park, was officially launched in March 2015. The 1,000 sq ft Kitchen offers the following:

  • A top-grade kitchen for food start-ups from Monaghan and elsewhere that allows businesses in the early stages to research and develop their products in a professional commercial environment with minimal financial risk.
  • Larger businesses can avail of the facility for new product development, diversification and R&D purposes.
  • Training agencies/businesses can avail of the 12+ teaching workstations to deliver food training programmes
  • A space for events and functions for caterers

The Ballybay incubator kitchen for food businesses is now available to rent at very competitive rates and flexible leasing terms.

If you are a growing or an aspiring food start-up in Monaghan or elsewhere looking for affordable, hi-spec R&D space, contact Enterprising Monaghan on 047 75255.

Enterprising Monaghan recently acquired funding to upgrade and further develop this facility into a Regional Food Centre of Excellence.  See more>> 

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