Shannon Vale Foods was started by the O'Regan family when they moved to Clonakilty in 1885. Currently over two hundred thousand birds per week are processed with the vast majority of poultry processed as added value products including marinated, breaded, boned/stuffed and cooked products for supply to the major multiples in Ireland. Shannon Vale is a fully approved EC facility and operates under the Department of Agriculture and Food. It holds licences for the following areas: Slaughter, Cutting, Preparation and Cooking. While the processing of commercial broilers constitutes the major share of the business, the company also processes free range, organic and Halal poultry so that such niche areas are catered for. The company is fully HACCP compliant and a BRC approved facility.