Drinagh is a large, multi purpose co-operative based in West Cork
15 outlets throughout West Cork supplying a wide range of products.
We supply Carbery, whose dairy products are marketed worldwide.
Facts About Drinagh
We employ over 208 people in West Cork.
Our annual turnover is €151.8 million.
We collect 213.7 m litres of milk annually from over 536 suppliers.
Drinagh has a proud history dating back to 1923, when it was founded by an enterprising and dedicated group of local farmers, together with the local curate, Fr. John Crowley.Read More
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.
Donal McCarthyChairman, West
Raymond CollinsVice-Chair, Drinagh
Peadar O’DriscollSouth West
Michael John O'DonovanSouth West
John M. HurleyEast
Drinagh's management team delivers efficient and comprehensive service that keeps with our core ethos of value, teamwork and trust.
Seamus DalyChief 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 MurphyMill / 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’BrienTrading 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 MurphyFinancial 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’DriscollPurchasing 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 ReganDairy & 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.
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 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.