One Girl. One Journey.


Hey guys so anywhere you go in life you will see a job you may not like and you think you just hate the thought of going to same place every day. i recently got a job in a factory it was called Castletownbere Fishermen’s Co-Operative Society Ltd. The first day i started i heard it would look hard but it was very good and interesting to do to see people doing the fish and putting them into the boxes and other people weighing them. it was founded in 1968 by a group of fishermen who came together to purchase fuel in bulk. This led them to also amalgamating into a sales company to sell their fish. In 1983, the Co-Op opened  its first fish processing unit at the pier in Castletownbere. In 1990, they purchased a fish processing plant (1,500 sq. meters); in 2004 it extended the plant to 5,000 sq. meters where it now processes a large quantity of its members’ fish – reducing the number of links in the supply chain from fisherman to customer. Were based in the South West coast of Ireland, adjacent to some of the richest fishing grounds in the world; landing a high quality product direct from its own fleet of fishing trawlers.Our fleet consists of over 70 vessels, ranging from 10 to 40 meters; currently employing 250 people approximately. Turnover for 2013 was €55m, making us the biggest fish processors in Ireland. Over 45 years of trading in fish, we have built markets for our products all over the world. In our factory we have an ongoing agreement for Megrims, Witches, Monk and Hake with Mercadona supermarket  in Spain. 

Since now im working in the factory i have been loving it so far and there hasn’t been any complains about anything. The more i work and everyone else does we get our work done the more people who will talk slow down the work and it annoys other people. We export to Europe – Spain – UK- France – Portugal – Germany – Poland -Italy – Finland – Africa – Russia – Japan – China.



Author: Aoife Murphy

Hey everyone im 21 years old. I go to college in National Learning Network..💕 "Love yourself enough to surround yourself with people who respect you"💯

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