The Tradaree Project

In October 2017 Obair received great news for the village of Newmarket on Fergus and were allocated €200,000 in funding under the 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme from the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. This money was provided under the scheme for The Tradaree Food Hub with the aim of regenerating the centre of the village. In 2018 we were awarded funding from The Tomar Trust which will go a long way to achieving our goal. The Tradaree building has been lying vacant for many years and will now be developed as a production kitchen for Meals on Wheels, a training unit for the hospitality sector and an incubation unit for small business start-ups. We were delighted with this funding and look forward to starting this project. We thank our funders and everyone involved for all their hard work in achieving this.

In September 2018 we were delighted to introduce to the community The Tradaree Social Food Enterprise, Main Street, Newmarket on Fergus, Co Clare (Formally The Tradaree Arms Pub and Restaurant)
The Tradaree Social Food Enterprise has 5 different elements to its capital build Development at The Tradaree Building:

Element 1: 4 micro food development hubs for new food start-ups, with a centrally located facility and a business management structure. This will be facilitating the aggregation, storage, processing, distribution, and/or marketing of locally/regionally produced food products.

Element 2: A state of the art training facility with 16 stations, interactive teaching and fully serviced kitchen equipment. This will support accredited training, unaccredited training and private enterprise training.

Element 3: A modern up to date production kitchen to facilitate the ever-expanding South Clare Meals on Wheels service.

Element 4: A holistic space to include counselling offices, meditation and yoga room and addiction rehabilitation space. Family resource centre facility.

Element 5: A youth drop-in centre that has already begun development.

We look forward to giving you further updates as this project develops!


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