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Dragon investment to set seaweed company alight

By 2018, the Quilty-based seaweed weed company, established by the Talty family, is anticipating a €1 million turnover. The firm, Wild Irish Seaweed, was considerably boosted in this ambition on Sunday night, when Evan and Gerard Talty appeared on RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den where they were successful in pitching for a €50,000 investment from Alison Cowzer, one of the four dragons. “Everything changes now,” Evan told The Clare Champion on Monday. “While we’ve got this far on our own, we now have an investor on board so we have to be accountable to her and to prove that we can do what we said we’re going to do. We’ve also just been lined up for High Potential Start-Up status by Enterprise Ireland. They come in and give you €200,000 for a 10% share in your company,” he revealed. The company currently provides employment for 25 people, include 14 harvesters, who sell their produce to Wild Irish Seaweed. The reaction to their …

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Duchess to sample Clare seaweed

The Duchess of Cornwall will be sampling food produced by a West Clare seaweed harvesting company during her visit to Galway on Tuesday afternoon next. Wild Irish Sea Veg , a small family run business operating from Caherush, between Quilty and Spanish Point, has been chosen by the Royal Family as one of seven Irish food companies to meet Camilla at a private showcasing in the City of the Tribes. “This is a huge honour for our company; it will give our products and company a great boost,” said Evan Talty. “We had to keep quite about this up to now but we’re delighted we can at last share the good news. Not only is it good for us, but it is a positive for West Clare.” From small beginnings in 2009, Wild Irish Sea Veg has developed into a sophisticated operation. It began exporting in 2012 and now has markets in Britain and 14 other countries on the Continent. Evan, …

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