EU COMMENDATIONS FOR CO MONAGHAN VICTUALLERS

10 June 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By PATSY McARDLE

THREE Co. Monaghan victualling firms, which successfully operate abattoirs for the slaughter of livestock for the local market, were warmly praised by the Cathaoirleach of Monaghan County Council, Cllr. Noel Keelan, and other speakers, including the Council’s Chief Executive Mr. Eamonn O’Sullivan, and the County Council’s Veterinary Officer, Mr. Brendan Smyth, at a presentation function in Castleblayney last week, to mark the award of certificates in recognition of the competence of the various butchers in the protection of animals at the time of slaughter .

The three local abattoirs currently operating in Co. Monaghan are those of the victualling firms of PJ Maguire in Clones; Gerard and Martin Quinn of Ballybay and Blayney, and Shortts Ltd, of Castleblayney.Mr. Maguire provides the meat for his own premises in Clones, while Gerard and Martin Quinn supply their own shops in Castleblayney and Ballybay, as well as Carrick Butchers and Deli in Carrickmacross; and Shortts Ltd, of Blayney , who are celebrating 90 years in business this …

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