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Monaghan Street Food Festival

The annual Taste of Monaghan Festival took an exciting new turn with the Monaghan Street Food Festival which took place on Saturday 28th September 2019.  The event took place in the centre of Monaghan Town and was a celebration of the ever-changing food scene in Monaghan. The event showcased much of the local food produce […]

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Future Food Trends Talk

Ballybay Food Hub hosted a talk on future food trends.  The aim of the talk was to bring together food businesses within the region to help them gain an insight into future food trends. Guest speaker of the evening, Stephane Durand is Director of the Agri-Food Quest Competence Centre based at Queens University Belfast.  He […]

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Major Investment for Ballybay Enterprise Park

After a competitive tender process, Ballybay Enterprise Park Ltd are delighted to announce the appointment of Rodney Brady Construction for the refurbishment and upgrade of five 1,500 sq ft units into state-of-the-art food grade production units. The LEADER supported project is part of a €400,000 plus investment in the park to create a Food Hub […]

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Enterprising Monaghan – launch Remote Working Training Programme

Remote working is one of the fastest growing work areas in Ireland. It is where employees have the opportunity to work remotely, full time or part-time, from home or a local hot desk facility. Employers are recognising the benefit of this flexible work arrangement from both a productivity and the quality of the life perspective. […]

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Top Foodie Destinations in Ireland 2019

For the fourth time in a row Monaghan/Glaslough have made it to the top 10 of Foodie Destinations Ireland sponsored by FBD Insurance. The judges selected for the Monaghan/Glaslough area were Deirdre McGlone, former owner of Harveys Point and Anthony O’Toole, Food Blogger and writer. The judges descended upon Monaghan on Tuesday 13th August and […]

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Funding for Food Businesses

The Funding for Food Businesses information session took place at the Ballybay Food Hub.  This was collectively organised by the Food Hub, Monaghan Local Enterprise Office and Monaghan Integrated Development. This was an opportunity to hear what exactly the funding options are available for Micro and SME food businesses.  Presentations were given by Monaghan LEO […]

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Food Photography & Styling for Social Media

The food photography and styling for social media took place some time ago at the Food Hub in Ballybay.  This workshop was run by Monaghan Local Enterprise Office.                The course Trainers were Lens & Larder www.lensandlarder.com The course was aimed at food service businesses to inform them on how important taking photos of their work […]

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Enterprising Monaghan hosts Instagram for Food Businesses workshop

Instagram for Food businesses took place at the end of June.  This workshop was run by Monaghan Local Enterprise Office and facilitated at the Food Hub in Ballybay.  This was attended by restaurant/hotel owners as well as a broad range of food producers. The workshop covered all aspects of using Instagram to market a food […]

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Enterprising Monaghan Facilitates Level 3 HACCP Course

Brendon Goodrich of Goodrich training conducted the Level 3 HACCP Course at the Ballybay Food Hub over three full days. The Level 3 HACCP (food safety management) course, is externally certified by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). The course is designed to comply with the requirements of Irish and European hygiene regulations, as […]

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What it takes for a food business to succeed

Food businesses are looking to diversify their product offering. The agri-food industry in Monaghan is Ireland’s leading producers of eggs, mushrooms and processed meats – to name but a few. Many of our indigenous entrepreneurs hail from a farming background. so problem-solving and hard work are deeply ingrained. However, it takes a whole lot more […]

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