Folláin Teoranta was established in 1983 by Mairín and Peadar Uí Lionáird in partnership with Eithne Uí Shiadhail in the Lionáird's home kitchen. There, they began making what would become award winning preserves using 100% natural ingredients and have been going from strength to strength ever since. Mairín and Peadar still pride themselves on maintaining that homemade quality. Over the years Folláin has increased its range from sweet fruit preserves to include a savoury line of relishes, chutneys, salsas and sauces, innovative no added sugar ranges including jams and marmalades range, as well as no added sugar or salt relish ranges. These developments show a company dynamism and responsiveness to consumer demand whilst maintaining steadfast in its dedication to the use of only natural ingredients.
We utilize solar panels on-site as a source of energy. Solar Panels helped generated 11,855 kWh of energy for the facility in 2019 and have likely contributed significantly to carbon emission reductions. We also plan on installing additional solar panels on-site. A planning application has been submitted for the installation of these solar panels.
All cardboard, plastic, wood and glass received from Incoming Goods are all recycled on site. All packaging that is used in Folláin is selected using a sustainable, circular economy thinking and any unnecessary packaging layers have been removed. There was a significant increase in the amount of waste recycled in 2019 as staff training on proper waste segregation was provided. Also, four electric charging points were provided on-site in 2019.