Wednesday, April 07, 2021

With over 50 years of experience in their business, Harrington Concrete & Quarries has consistently provided top-tier customer service and world-class quality products.

The Harrington brand name has made its mark on projects of every size and shape from garden sheds to wind farms to some of the largest civil infrastructure projects in Ireland, they have become a leading business in their industry and a trusted name.

The family-run company was first established at Kilkelly and over the years, developed a reputation as a civil engineering contractor, working with the local authorities on roads and bypass projects, public amenities and notably, they became the main contractor for Ireland West Airport Knock. In addition to Kilkelly, they also operate out of sites in Castlebar, Claregalway and Ballisadare.

To support these services, Harrington Concrete continues to quarry, process and supply limestone aggregates, and produce tarmacadam and asphalt products for the construction industry and major road infrastructure projects throughout the country.

For the building and construction industry, Harrington Concrete also produces a wide range of high-quality precast concrete products such as standard and high strength concrete blocks, drainage pipes, fencing systems, traffic management bollards, manhole rings and slabs.

For the agricultural sector, the company produces specialist precast concrete cattle slats, beams and manholes, and provides certified processed agricultural lime to improve soil pH and drainage.

Harringtons look set to continue to grow the business into the future and has recently invested in their Castlebar site with the aim of providing even greater service and supplies to customers in the town and the surrounding areas.

Conor Regan, a Sales Executive with Harrington, said they want to continue to develop all of their sites and in particular, the limestone deposit quarry at their Castlebar branch.

“We have invested heavily in the Castlebar quarry. We see it as a quarry in an area with such huge potential like Castlebar and the surrounding towns and we would be very hopeful about it going forwards.”

Daily activities on-site in Castlebar include the processing of the rock mined from the quarry and the processing of wet batch concrete.
This means that from the quarry and depot in Castlebar, they can supply their complete range of ready-mixed concrete, sand & cement floor screed, with all sizes and strengths of concrete blocks kept in stock.

All products are certified, passing the relevant tests to prove they meet or surpass the standard expected in the concrete industry.

Currently, a lot of the processed rock and stone is being supplied to contractors working on the Castlebar to Westport N5 project, which is the largest ever State investment in county Mayo. This is just one example of the use of their product as part of a major civil infrastructure project. They also provided all of the concrete and asphalt for the overlay that took place on the runway at Knock Airport.

At the moment, the current level of Covid-19 restrictions means that a lot of these developments have been put on hold but Conor Regan expects the construction sector to pick up, once the restrictions are eased and allow for a greater level of construction works. Outside of the restrictions, Harrington’s have supported smaller DIY projects and developments such as private housing and farmyard construction.

“The person looking to do some DIY can come along to us here and pick up their blocks and sands and any aggregates they need along the way. We also offer delivery services.”

“For the larger client, we offer a wide range of services, depending on the type of job they are looking to get down. We have done a lot of work with wind farms, which require 600-700 metre pours of concrete to be done in a couple of hours.”

“In that case, we have the capacity to ramp up the work by bringing in extra trucks and lorries to ensure the work is done in the time it is required in.”

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“The Castlebar depot covered a job in the Ballaghaderreen area which required 1000 metres of concrete in 8 hours and we were able to provide that service. Here in Castlebar, we cater for the customer with the smallest project to those with the largest.”

A name you can trust is everything in the concrete business and Harrington Concrete & Quarries have earned their strong reputation over many years of hard work to serve their customers.

“People know if they buy what they need from Harringtons, the name is there to back it up,” said Conor.

“The quality is there and the record speaks for itself, we have never let anybody down. We’re established for a long time in the region and it’s from strength to strength that we want to go.”

“Quality and service are what we aim to provide. We have a great crew working for us and we want to continue to support this region by keeping money in the local economy.”

For more information on the full range of services and products supplied by Harrington, visit their website on

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