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Did you know that a new National Liming Programme has been launched by the Government to help farmers offset part of the expense of using lime?

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“McGraths of Cong have been a supplier to Michael O Malley Tarmacadam Contractors Ltd for a long number of years.ย  We can only praise their professional , prompt and courteous service.ย  The quality of their product is outstanding and can be seen in many of our pavement overlay contracts around Mayo and Galway.”

“Our milk solids sold per cow to September 30th has increased over 7% with 2 less cows than last year. This was achieved with no increase in meal fed and a decrease in nitrogen use. Slurrycal is helping in that nitrogen reduction. We are seeing a better response to slurry in terms of grass growth and a marked increase in clover in our fields; in some cases where clover had all but disappeared from paddocks. The power in the slurry is allowing us to reduce our chemical nitrogen use which encourages clover growth and the cows are responding in the milk tank I am very impressed with Slurrycal and am delighted that we made the switch to it.”

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๐Ÿšš๐Ÿšš We were delighted to take delivery of our new Volvo FH 540 this week. Many thanks to all in Murphy Commercials Galway! #mcgrathslimestone #volvo ๐Ÿšš๐Ÿšš
๐Ÿ  Donegal New Build & Re-Build 2024 is this weekend -  the 2nd, 3rd and 4th February at the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Donegal. ๐Ÿ  

It is the ultimate showcase for people who are building, extending, improving or simply decorating their homes.  Cemfloor will be on-site over the three days to meet with attendees to discuss all of the benefits Cemfloor Liquid Screed offers; Make sure you pop by our stand to chat with the team!
๐Ÿ  Donegal New Build & Re-Build 2024 will return this year on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th February at the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Donegal. ๐Ÿ  

It is the ultimate showcase for people who are building, extending, improving or simply decorating their homes.  Cemfloor will be on-site over the three days to meet with attendees to discuss all of the benefits Cemfloor Liquid Screed offers.
Not all Agri Lime is equal! Need to find your local Grolime producer? Just follow the link below!	

https://www.grolime.ie/producers/	

#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
๐Ÿ  Donegal New Build & Re-Build 2024 will return this year on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th February at the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Donegal. ๐Ÿ  

It is the ultimate showcase for people who are building, extending, improving or simply decorating their homes.  Cemfloor will be on-site over the three days to meet with attendees to discuss all of the benefits Cemfloor Liquid Screed offers.
Farmers who spread lime report positive results on their farms

https://mcgraths.ie/product/grolime/	

#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
Soil PH is critical for maximising the availability of nutrients	

https://mcgraths.ie/product/grolime/	

#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
Lime is a soil conditioner that corrects soil acidity by neutralising the acids and allowing micro-organisms and earthworms to thrive and break down plant residues, animal manures and organic matter.

https://mcgraths.ie/product/grolime/	

#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
Soil PH must be monitored regularly for optimum results	

https://mcgraths.ie/product/grolime/	

#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
Want to increase grass production?

https://mcgraths.ie/product/grolime/	

#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
It's time to wind down and enjoy the festive season. Our office is now closed until the 8th January. Wishing all of our friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Developing a liming programme will provide one of the best returns on investment on the farm. The first step in developing a liming programme is to carry out a soil analysis.

https://mcgraths.ie/product/grolime/	

#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
At McGraths Limestone, we believe in empowering the next generation through learning, and what better way than by supporting the wonderful students in Cong NS, who wowed us with their amazing Quarry projects last Spring. 

As part of our 60th anniversary celebrations and as a gesture of appreciation for the support we have received over the years, we were delighted to supply 10 iPads, a wheeled docking station and staff training to Cong National School.

Weโ€™re excited to provide these resources to the students to help them thrive in the digital age.

Pictured are some of the 5th & 6th class students, Deputy Principle Michael Kenny, Muinteor Grace Hickey & Linda McGrath

#McGrathsLimestone #FutureLeaders #EducationMatters #DigitalAgeLearning
Applying lime is a simple and effective way to improve soils and grassland productivity on farm. It is something that every farmer should be considering and developing a liming programme is the best way to do this.

https://mcgraths.ie/product/grolime/	

#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
McGraths are one of the top producers of agricultural ground Limestone in the West Of Ireland with a TNV (Total Neutralisation Value) of 98.5% and ENV (Effective Neutralising Value) of up to 60%.

https://mcgraths.ie/product/grolime/

#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
Spreading lime is one of the best investments a farmer can make on their farm.

https://mcgraths.ie/product/grolime/	

#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
Irish soils have a natural requirement for lime to control soil acidity

 For more information, check out the link below  https://mcgraths.ie/product/grolime/

#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
All set for the open road today! But don't forget you're only a passenger Pebbles; you still need to do your driving test!
There's always time for some 'elf care' at the weekends. #gymtime #plank
We found a surprise in the Christmas tree this morning! He's promised to behave this year and even wants to help us pick our elf names. Ho ho ho!!
The Young At Heart Group meets regularly at the Crossroads Community Centre and is an important part of our parish.  Their enduring friendships and community spirit have grown over the years, some as far back as the first day in school, connecting generations and fostering a sense of belonging. 

In the spirit of our 60th Anniversary, we are delighted to contribute to the joy of our Young At Heart Club by making a donation to support their club, a token of gratitude for the wisdom and good humour theyโ€™ve brought to our community over the years.
#givingback #communitytreasures #60yearsstrong #lovecongvillage
๐ŸŽ“We were delighted to welcome some of the Senior Students of Colรกiste Naomh Feichรญn, Cornamona, today for a quarry tour. 

They are excellent ambassadors for their school! 

Thanks for visiting, and thank you for the lovely card and treats. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ
The Crossroads Community Centre is an invaluable resource for Cong, Cross and The Neale, providing a warm and safe environment for people of all ages with regular events, classes and meetings. 

As we celebrate 60 years in business and in the spirit of giving back, we were delighted to make a significant donation towards creating a new car park at The Crossroads.

Our expert crew were also on hand to ensure the new car park was ready and finished to the highest standard so that everyone in the community can enjoy it for many years to come. 

Weโ€™re grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of our area. Hereโ€™s to 60 years of shared memories and many more to come! #community #60yearsinbusiness #lovecongvillage
@thecrossroadscong
Congratulations to Pat Conway, Dean Kerrigan, Linda McGrath, Mary O' Brien, Kevin Dempsey, Declan Hughes and Padraic McGrath, who received their LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt Certificates last week.

Their certificates were presented by Brian Golden last week, and are accredited with Cardiff University.

Maith Sibh! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ“

#leansixsigma #alwayslearning
A few more photos of the job our crew recently worked on in Recess, Co Galway. The surface course is finished with a 6mm finish course, which is an ideal smooth surface for cycling. 

Thanks to Kurt Lydon and his team for the great work they have done on all sections of the Greenway. 

Who's bringing the picnic?

#greenway #loveireland #irelandpics #connemara
Our crew recently worked on a section of Greenway in Recess, Co Galway. The surface course is finished with a 6mm finish course, which is an ideal smooth surface for cycling. 

We look forward to traveling on it when itโ€™s open to the public and enjoying the gorgeous views! 

Thanks to Kurt Lydon and his team for the great work they have done on all sections of the Greenway. 

#greenway #loveireland #irelandpics #connemara
๐Ÿšจ Reminder-Deadline Extension- Liming Programme ๐Ÿšจ

The new deadline for submission of claims (that must include invoices marked paid) for the Liming Programme  has been extended to the 7th of November.

Due to the significant interest in the programme, we are experiencing a high volume of calls and are dealing with orders as quickly as possible. 

We recommend placing your order as soon as possible to ensure you receive your receipt in time.
๐Ÿšจ Reminder-Deadline Extension- Liming Programme ๐Ÿšจ

The new deadline for submission of claims (that must include invoices marked paid) for the Liming Programme  has been extended to the 7th November.

Due to the significant interest in the programme, we are experiencing a high volume of calls and are dealing with orders as quickly as possible. 

We recommend placing your order as soon as possible to ensure you receive your receipt in time.
๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿˆ Happy Halloween Pebbles.....if you do come visit in December, you can leave your spooky friends at home!!
Pebbles, you can't say 'Trick or Treat' when you've already thrown eggs at the trucks and frightened all the Drivers!!
๐Ÿšจ Deadline Extension ๐Ÿšจ

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, T.D  has announced an extension to the deadline in the National Liming Programme 2023.

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ New deadline: 7 November, 2023

https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/732dd-extension-to-closing-date-for-receipt-of-claims-under-the-national-liming-programme/
When you walk away from your desk to get a drink and come back to this!! #teaeverywhere #scream
There's something strange going on around the quarry this week.....
๐Ÿšง๐ŸšงWe're hiring!๐Ÿšง๐Ÿšง
We are currently recruiting for a Truck and Machine Fitter!

We are seeking to hire a Fully Qualified / 3rd Year Apprentice to work in our busy workshop in a quarry plant & machinery environment. 

Please send your CV to info@mcgraths.ie

#employment #jobs #jobsearch #hiring #job #recruitment #hiringnow #employmentopportunities
Not all Agri Lime is equal! Need to find your local Grolime producer? Just follow the link below!
https://www.grolime.ie/producers/
#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
It's important that soil pH is monitored regularly for optimum results.
https://mcgraths.ie/product/grolime/
#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
Farmers who spread lime report positive results on their farms

 For more information, check out the link below 
https://mcgraths.ie/product/grolime/	

#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
Irish soils have a natural requirement for lime to control soil acidity. For more information, check out the link below.
https://mcgraths.ie/product/grolime/
#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ Lime Spreading Deadline Extended! ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ

The Spreading Deadline for the National Liming Programme has been extended to March 2024!

However,  the deadline for submitting invoices, marked as being paid, to the Department of Agriculture remains the 31st October, 2023.

Read more in the link in bio โ˜๏ธ
Lime is lost from the soil mainly in drainage water. 

For more information, check out the link below 
https://mcgraths.ie/product/grolime/	

#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
Our cute little peregrine chicks have grown into beautiful falcons! Getting a photo of them is tricky because they're so fast, but we were lucky @mcgrath_damien got this lovely snap recently!
Lime is a soil conditioner and corrects soil acidity by neutralising the acids present and allowing the micro-organisms and earthworms to thrive and break down plant residues, animal manures and organic matter.
https://mcgraths.ie/product/grolime/
#timetolime #mcgrathspremiumlime #grolime
Headfordโ€™s Community Arts weekend, Something In The Water, takes place from the 6th to the 8th of October next and celebrates the role of the arts in the community with a variety of concerts, guided tours and heritage events, exhibitions, workshops, literary events, a pop up shop, performances, and the culmination of the Heart of Headford Architecture Project!

Weโ€™re delighted to have a small part in this trojan effort from @somethinginthewaterheadford and everyone involved! We canโ€™t wait for the weekend -  Maith sibh go lรฉir!
#community #arts
@helenamcelmeelarchitects
We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world!

We recently completed a job at the Leenane Community Park. We laid 50mm of 804, followed by 50mm of 10mm Tarmac with our Vogele 1303-3. 

All the material was drawn in with 3-ton dumpers as the widths were tight, and the free-standing joints were cut with a compression wheel on the roller to give increased strength. 

Thanks to all involved; we canโ€™t wait to visit when the park is open!

#wildatlanticway #leenane #mcgraths #community
Thanks to @Stpatsgalwayfa for a great day out at their soccer fundraiser this weekend. Well done to all involved!
McGraths Limestone supplies high-quality calcium carbonate to various animal feed companies in both Ireland & the UK.  Calcium Carbonate is an essential mineral for the healthy growth and development of livestock and domestic animals. 

It is vital that all stages of food manufacture and production have effective food safety management systems in place that include good hygiene practices and HACCP. 

We were delighted to get the team together today for a very informative HACCP Training session with Jo-Anne Corcoran from Bia Solutions.
Are you ready to kickstart your career in an exciting constantly changing field? 

McGraths Limestone Cong are delighted to offer our new Lab Research and Innovation Technician Apprenticeship.

If youโ€™re someone who is curious about how things work, thrives in a hands-on environment, and wants to earn while you learn, then this could be the perfect fit for you.

Check out the link below or contact us for more information.

#apprenticeship #earnwhileyoulearn 

https://mcgraths.ie/embark-on-a-journey-of-innovation-lab-research-innovation-technician-apprenticeship/
Our Road Crew had a change of scenery for the last couple of weeks, carrying out road surfacing on Inis Mรณr (the largest of the Aran Islands). 

They learned a lot about the logistics of tides, water levels, and safely getting their equipment across to this beautiful island. 

A busy and interesting few weeks - some of the lads may even be back to finish their horse and cart training!
Are you ready to kickstart your career in an exciting constantly changing field? 

McGraths Limestone Cong are delighted to offer our new Lab Research and Innovation Technician Apprenticeship.

If youโ€™re someone who is curious about how things work, thrives in a hands-on environment, and wants to earn while you learn, then this could be the perfect fit for you.

Check out the link below or contact us for more information.

#apprenticeship #earnwhileyoulearn 

https://mcgraths.ie/embark-on-a-journey-of-innovation-lab-research-innovation-technician-apprenticeship/
๐ŸŒผ Tidy Town Committees are the unsung heroes of rural areas, playing a crucial role in enhancing the quality of life and preserving the unique charm of rural areas. ๐ŸŒผ

In Cong, we are so lucky to have dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to improve and maintain our beautiful village for everyone to enjoy! ๐Ÿกโœจ

We were delighted to meet with the Cong Tidy Towns Committee last week to present a donation, and talk about the continuing upkeep of our village. 

Thanks to all of them for their commitment; weโ€™re proud to have you at the heart of our community! ๐Ÿ™Œ 

#CommunityPride #LocalHeroes #LoveCongVillage #TidyTowns
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