What is Drinagh?

Drinagh is a large, multi purpose co-operative based in West Cork

Retail

15 outlets throughout West Cork supplying a wide range of products.

Dairy

We supply Carbery, whose dairy products are marketed worldwide.

Agri

Everything for modern farming—supplies, feed, advice and more.

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Facts About Drinagh

Employees

Employees

We employ over 208 people in West Cork.

Turnover

Turnover

Our annual turnover is €142.7 million.

Shareholders

Shareholders

We have over 2,000 shareholders.
See our latest report to members.

Milk

Milk

We collect 204.9 m litres of milk annually from over 540 suppliers.

Our Team

Meet the Drinagh Team

Drinagh Co-op works as one team to develop our talents and maintain an environment of open and honest communications across the business.

Board of Directors

The board of directors confers with members and customers to set the future direction for Drinagh Co-Operative Ltd.

TJ Sullivan

TJ Sullivan

Chairman, Castletownbere
Jerome O'Mahony

Jerome O'Mahony

Vice-Chair, South
Donal McCarthy

Donal McCarthy

West
Seamus Daly

Seamus Daly

Secretary
Raymond Collins

Raymond Collins

Drinagh
William Collins

William Collins

Drinagh
Michéal Leahy

Michéal Leahy

South West
Michael John O'Donovan

Michael John O'Donovan

South West
John O’Mahony

John O’Mahony

North
Oliver Barry

Oliver Barry

North
Derry Scannell

Derry Scannell

East
John M. Hurley

John M. Hurley

East
Mary Hayes

Mary Hayes

West
Donie O’Donovan

Donie O’Donovan

South

Management

Drinagh's management team delivers efficient and comprehensive service that keeps with our core ethos of value, teamwork and trust.

Seamus Daly

Seamus Daly

Chief Executive

Seamus joined the Society in 1989 as an Agricultural Advisor after graduating from U.C.D. with a B. Agr. Science degree. He was appointed Mill Manager in 1996 and became Dairy Manager in 2000. He was appointed Assistant Chief Executive in 2007 and succeeded Joe O’Sullivan as Chief Executive in 2021.

Donal Murphy

Donal Murphy

Mill / Operations Manager

Donal joined Drinagh Co-op in 1996 as an Agricultural Advisor / Sales Rep after graduating from UCD. In 2001 he was appointed the Feed Mill Manager. In 2021 he was appointed Mill and Operations Manager.

Michael O’Brien

Michael O’Brien

Trading Manager

Michael has been recently appointed as Trading Manager. He previously held the position of Purchasing manager from 2007 to 2018 and Manager of Skibbereen Hardware from 1993 to 2007. Michael is responsible for overseeing the agri business and retail divisions of the co-op.

Gavin Murphy

Gavin Murphy

Financial Controller

Gavin joined Drinagh Co-op in 2006 and is responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of the finance department, ensuring it is organised and efficient, produces accurate financial and management information, and operates appropriate systems and controls in managing co-op resources.

Denis O’Driscoll

Denis O’Driscoll

Purchasing Manager

Denis joined the stores division of Drinagh in 1982. He was appointed manager of Skibbereen Hardware in 2007 and Purchasing manager in 2018.

He has responsibility for the efficient purchasing for the hardware division, ensuring that Drinagh has a range of quality products at competitive prices for our customers.

Tim O'Regan

Tim O'Regan

Dairy & Agri Advisory Manager

Tim joined Drinagh in 2012 graduating from UCD with a B.Agr. Science Degree and a Masters in Agriculture. In 2021 Tim was appointed Dairy Manager. Tim is available to assist in all agricultural matters, from milk quality to financial issues.

Administration

Ann O’Donovan

Ann O’Donovan

Office Manager

Ann is responsible for organizing and supervising all of the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of the office.

Eileen McCarthy

Eileen McCarthy

Credit Controller

Eileen is responsible for liasing with branches and customers to maintain and reconcile customer accounts.

Sales

Richard Murphy

Richard Murphy

Sales

Richard joined Drinagh’s sales team in 2007, having spent the previous ten years working in the stores sector of the co-op. Richard comes from a dairy and beef farm in Kealkil, West Cork, where he still manages the dairy herd. Because of his background he has first hand experience with farming and what is required to sustain a healthy herd.

Richard has developed a large and loyal customer base over the years and is always available to discuss Drinagh’s range of feed, fertilizer, grass seed, veterinary and building materials etc., and offers advice and competitive pricing to new and existing customers.

David Shiels

David Shiels

Sales

David Shiels joined Drinagh in 2012 following the takeover of GW Biggs & J Lyons & Co, having spent 16 years in their sales and marketing division.

David has built up a large customer base and many friends in the entire West Cork and South Kerry area.

David prides himself on having a good working relationship with all of his customers and a good understanding of their requirements therefore ensuring he can provide a quality service at competitive prices.