Im­pres­sive new Cooney Fur­long show­room of­fi­cially opened

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

FARMERS from all over the coun­try ar­rived at the Old Dublin Road to at­tend the re­cent of­fi­cial open­ing of The Cooney Fur­long Ma­chin­ery Com­pany’s new state of the art show­room. An im­pos­ing struc­ture, it greatly adds to the com­mer­cial as­pect of the Old Dublin Road, tak­ing the best part of a year to con­struct un­der the care­ful watch of Fox & Ma­hon Ar­chi­tects.

The Cooney Fur­long Grain Com­pany was founded in 1998 by direc­tors Kevin Cooney and Wal­ter Fur­long and, hav­ing en­joyed con­sid­er­able suc­cess, in 2014 the pair de­cided the next log­i­cal step was to ex­pand into the agri ma­chin­ery busi­ness.

They ac­quired the Vadestad fran­chise for the Mid­lands and South East first and in Jan­uary of this year, they saw a fur­ther ex­pan­sion, se­cur­ing the fran­chise for Case IH trac­tors in Wex­ford, Wick­low and Car­low.

The ma­chin­ery com­pany em­ploys a to­tal of ten peo­ple at the new show­room and the staff were more than happy to show the huge crowd of farmers around the new fa­cil­i­ties at the of­fi­cial launch. Par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est was re­served for the work­shop, where farmers got the op­por­tu­nity to see some ma­chin­ery in ac­tion and take in some demon­stra­tions.

‘We were ab­so­lutely over­whelmed by the sup­port we got,’ said Maeve Fur­long. ‘From the agri com­mu­nity, lo­cal busi­nesses, our won­der­ful staff... we didn’t ex­pect such a huge turnout and we were over the moon. On be­half of Cooney Fur­long, I’d like to thank ev­ery­one for their sup­port and for the won­der­ful feed­back we’ve re­ceived on the new show­room.’

‘We look for­ward to work­ing with farmers across the coun­try in the fu­ture.’

The open­ing of the new show­room has been greeted as another ma­jor sig­nal of con­fi­dence in En­nis­cor­thy and those in at­ten­dance wished the staff and man­age­ment ev­ery suc­cess for the fu­ture.

Maeve Fur­long, Tri­ona For­tune, Ea­monn O Neill, Paul Byrne, Des Booth, Cyril St­ed­mond, Kevin Cooney (Di­rec­tor), Barth Landy (Busi­ness Man­ager), Wal­ter Fur­long (Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor), Paschal Twomey, Alo Doyle, Aideen Bren­nan, Ken Lu­cas, Wal­ter Fur­long Jnr and Shane O Con­nor at the Cooney Fur­long Ma­chin­ery Com­pany’s show­room open­ing.

The new Cooney Fur­long premises on the Old Dublin Road in En­nis­cor­thy.

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