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December 21, 2022 | Articles

World Potato Congress highlights important role of potato in global food security

From 30 May to 2 June, the eleventh World Potato Congress (WPC) took place in Dublin. During the event, over nine hundred potato professionals were reminded of the important role of the potato in sustainably feeding the growing world population in turbulent times.

May 30, 2022 | Blogs

Sustainability high on the agenda of the Meade family


The Meade family holds a typical Irish potato farm. In 1977, Philip Meade started growing and selling potatoes in the town of Lobinstown. The first storehouse for potatoes was built in 1983, at the site where the company is still located today.

Both the product range and turnover have increased significantly in recent years’,…

May 23, 2022 | Blogs

Wholesale fresh produce from the heartland of horticultural production


Situated in the rural landscape of North County Dublin, the heartland of Irish horticultural production, Sam Dennigan and Company UC was founded in 1976 by Samuel Laurence Dennigan who originally began trading in seed and ware potatoes. Today, the company is owned and managed by two brothers Joe and Sam Dennigan, and has grown…

May 16, 2022 | Blogs

Irish crisps produced for America

The Keogh’s family business also has a long tradition. People in the town of Westpalstown have already been active in the cultivation of potatoes for 200 years now. The fourth generation of Keogh’s, consisting of Derek, Ross and Tom, in addition to growing and marketing table potatoes, has been active in the production of crisps…

May 09, 2022 | Blogs

Family company Country Crest packages and processes potatoes


One of the local companies that trades both table potatoes and ready meals is Country Crest in Lusk. The third generation is already active in this family business. Today, it’s Michael and his brother Gabriel Hoey who are in charge here.

Having started out as a pure farming business, Country Crest is now active…

March 18, 2022 | News

International potato professionals to meet in Ireland during World Potato Congress

After editions in China and Peru, the World Potato Congress (WPC) will take place in Europe again this year.

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