Progressive Forestry Company to Open Office in Castleisland

Chris Byrne (left) and Daniel O'Connell will front the Veon Forestry operation from its Castleisland Co-Op Mart based office.
Chris Byrne (left) and Daniel O’Connell will front the Veon Forestry operation from its Castleisland Co-Op Mart based office.

Sinn Féin’s junior spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine, Martin Ferris TD, will officially launch Veon’s new regional office at the Advance Factory Unit, Castleisland Co-Op Mart, on Wednesday, September 6th. at 11am.

Farmers and Landowners Welcome

Veon is creating two positions at its new office in Castleisland to look after the South West region.

The new Castleisland base will be occupied by: Daniel O’Connell and Chris Byrne and they will welcome farmers and landowners to drop in for a chat about the options available to them under the new forestry programme.

Unrivaled Harvesting Experience

Veon is Ireland’s leading forestry company and has expanded over the past year to meet the professional forestry needs of farmers and forest owner clients throughout the country and beyond.

It has 25 years of unrivalled harvesting management experience and is at the forefront of delivering government targets for the Irish Forestry industry.

Martin Ferris, TD
Martin Ferris, TD. The Sinn Féin Junior Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food & the Marine – with special responsibility for Fisheries & the Marine – will open the new Veon Forestry office in Castleisland on September 6th at 11am.

Truly Nationwide

With an additional seven foresters including two new regional managers appointed by Veon this year, it is now truly nationwide with offices in: Dublin; Enniscorthy Mart; Drumshanbo Mart; Athenry Mart and now in Castleisland Mart.

Veon specialises in commercial forestry enterprise for all types of woodland owners.

Large Database

It is also Ireland’s largest purchaser of commercial forestry plantations for investor clients with access to a large database of potential sellers.

Veon has been in business for over 20 years offering forest management services to woodland estate owners, investors and farmers.

Forests in Ireland and Scotland

It has close on 14,000 hectares of forests throughout Ireland and Scotland. Plantations range in age class from establishment to thinning and are dominated by the main commercial species, Sitka spruce.

The company currently employs a staff of 27 and 16 of whom are qualified foresters to degree level.

All its foresters are technical members of the Society of Irish Foresters and on the Forest Service list of Registered Foresters.

Castleisland Office Contacts

Contacts for the Castleisland office are as follows: Daniel O’Connell, Freephone: 1800 719 399.

Mobile: 087 607 1539 / Email:

Chris Byrne, Freephone: 1800 719 399. Mobile: 087 361 5024 / Email:

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