Wexford Local Development (WLD) is proud to have played a part in the business development of each of the nominees in the WLD sponsored Micro-Enterprise Category of the Wexford Business Awards 2016.
Those shortlisted in recognition of their achievements in the Micro Enterprise Sector in County Wexford included Mr Jeffares Blackcurrants, Shane Tubrid Furniture by Design, Highwind Media, Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park, Kia Ora Mini Farm, Wexford Lavender Farm, Wilton Castle, Secret Valley Wildlife Park, Hooked Kite-surfing & The Forge Craft and Design Centre. The commitment and enthusiasm of the all the nominees inspires confidence in the future for the county.
At the Gala Awards Ceremony in Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford on 27th May 2016, the winner was announced as Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park, while the runner-up was Kia Ora Mini Farm. Niamh Darcy of Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park was thrilled to accept the award from WLD Chief Executive Officer, Mr Brian Kehoe.
Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park
Morriscastle Strand Holiday Park is a high quality four star touring caravan and camping site and private mobile home site located beside the magnificent blue flag beach of Morriscastle, near Kilmuckridge. Operated by the Darcy family since 1969, the business is currently managed by Niamh and her brother Hugh.
As the only Failte Ireland registered touring holiday camping and caravanning park located in North Wexford, the promoters offer a traditional family holiday experience to both domestic and overseas visitors to Co Wexford.
Morriscastle spreads out beside the soft sand-dunes with miles of beach to ramble on and lots of space and facilities for children to play in a safe and secure environment. The park is home to up to 1000 holidaymakers per day during the peak months of July and August. The park has 150 privately owned mobile homes and a separate area of 120 pitches for touring caravans, motor-homes and tents open for eight months of the year. For more information, visit www.morriscastlestrand.com
Kia Ora Mini Farm
Kia Ora Mini Farm located between Gorey and Courtown Harbour was established in 1991 by Maura & Patrick O Donohoe. In 1998, their son Padraig joined the business on a full time basis. With his input, the business has been developed and enhanced to include an excellent range of facilities and attractions that are unique in the sector.
Both Padraig and his wife Evelyn have an innate ability to develop and grow the business, constantly researching new opportunities for further developing the mini farm. Their enthusiasm and passion for the business is infectious and this is reflected in the quality of this market leading visitor farm now established as one of the key tourist attractions in the South East region. For more information, visit www.kiaoraminifarm.ie