Darragh Ltd is located in
the picturesque village of Newbliss,
Co. Monaghan, Southern Ireland adjacent
to the lakelands of counties Cavan,
Leitrim, Sligo and Fermanagh.
Ltd is a family owned and run
company. the chairman and managing
director, Mr. Roy McAdoo started the
company in 1955 as an agricultural
and engineering works. He has now
been joined in the business by his
and his daughter Eleanor.
the 1960s darragh entered the boat
business. Roy McAdoo who had always
been a boating enthusiast entered
the boat business by finishing rowing
sailing boats for a northern ireland
In 1970 darragh bought the northern
ireland company and commenced
manufacture of fibreglass boats under
the darragh name.
rapid expansion of fibreglass boat
manufacture took place in the 1970s.
as a result of this expansion the
company now produces boats of various
from 4 metres to 21 metres.
the recent past darragh has also fitted
out steel passenger vessels, which
are being used to carry, both able
bodied and disabled passengers, these
boats naturally have to adhere to
very stringent regulations.
the last number of years the company
has used their skill base to diversify
into other areas.
The company is now engaged in industrial
fibreglass work and now produces a
range of diverse products for a number
of different companies.
examples of the products produced
are hearse bodies, limousine panels,
fork lift parts, car wash cabinets,
crew cabs for fire engines, fibreglass
ridge tiles and
toe and heel tips for Irish dancing
Darragh also undertakes the production
of plugs and moulds for other companies.
in the recent past the company has
also been fitting our luxury horse
lorries for use in Ireland and overseas.
now has their own qualified in house
divers, which have enable the
company to further expand into other