Business expansion
Southern and Eastern; Mid-East;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10 - Manufacture of food products

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
9 May 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2011


One hundred new jobs will be created in a 28 million euro investment at Dawn Farms in Kildare, designed to increase its presence in the EU market. The food company is developing a meat science innovation centre along with other research and development (R&D) and capital investment.

Overall 100 new jobs will be created, increasing employment in Dawn Farm Foods from 480 currently to 580 by 2011. The number of dedicated R & D personnel in the company will double from 15 to 30.

Dawn Farm Foods, part of the Queally Group of Companies, was established in 1984, and is a leading manufacturer of fully cooked meat ingredients for sale into the EU food manufacturing and foodservice sectors. Dawn Farms sells cooked meats into the retail sector in Ireland and 80% of its current output is exported to over 30 countries worldwide serving customers in the food manufacturing, food service, pizza and sandwich businesses.


  • 20 May 2009: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2006), Dawn Farm Foods, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 63460, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63460.