Waste facility to replace former Ballaghaderreen cigar manufacturing operation?

Building believed to have been purchased by Time Lane Limited, a recently formed sole director company headed up by Barna Waste director Sean Curran.

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The former cigar manufacturing plant in Ballaghaderreen has reportedly being purchased for use as a waste facility.

Some 38 jobs were lost when ECMI ceased operations at the plant on the Charlestown Road last year and moved to Sri Lanka

According to accounts, the 47,000 square foot building has been acquired by Time Lane Limited, Derryloughan East, Spiddal, a company registered in February 2018.

Seán Curran, managing director and founder of Barna Recycling, is the sole director of the private company which operates a domestic and commercial waste collection service for 60,000 customers in Connacht. It also provides compost and skip hire services.

The firm is understood to employ more than 300 in facilities in Galway, Roscommon, Athlone and Leitrim.

Ballaghaderreen is home to 240 Syrian refugees housed by the government at the Abbeyfield Hotel in the town