Wild Irish Seaweed to double production in West Clare

16 Jul 2020 Jodie Gilpin By Jodie Gilpin

New Frontiers Alumni, Evan Talty company Wild Irish Seaweed is set to double its production and increase its workforce following a €200,000 investment.

Based in Quilty, Wild Irish Seaweed will benefit from a €50,000 investment from Alison Cowzer of Dragon’s Den, which has been matched by a similar figure from Clare Local Enterprise Office (LEO). The Talty family are investing a further €100,000 into their business. The company currently has a workforce of 13, including seven full-time employees and six harvesters.

“The investment will upgrade our facilities, which will double our production. This will lead to us creating up to ten full and part-time jobs,” Evan Talty of Wild Irish Seaweed said.“We are delighted to have Minister Breen visiting to mark our expansion, which will create additional job opportunities in West Clare,” he added.

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