Arramara is more than just a seaweed company – we are a community with a proactive and positive approach to living. From the moment our Employees walk through the doors of our Cill Chiaráin facility, their passion and commitment help us produce the finest quality Irish seaweed products in the world and keep Ascophyllum nodosum a sustainable resource for the future. After the workday is done, our people remain active, bettering the communities where we work and live through our time and talents.
Alan Considine is the Plant Manager at Arramara and has steadfastly overseen all of our manufacturing plant’s operations since February 2018. He takes a logical approach to his position, making continuous improvements to the plant and maintaining operating budgets to ensure our customers receive the best quality seaweed products in a timely manner. Outside of the office, he channels his energy into mountain biking, snorkelling and kayaking.
Jim Keogh is the Europe Director – Strategic Affairs at Arramara and relies on his 40 years of public sector experience to foster our ongoing development. In his role, Jim guides strategic initiatives across Europe on Arramara’s behalf, to further grow the positive impact our Irish company has here and internationally. When not on the clock, he spends his time golfing, cooking, reading and swimming (when the season is right).
Dr. Micheál MacMonagail is the Resource Scientist at Arramara and is our resident expert on Ascophyllum nodosum. Micheál oversees our field sampling and monitoring program, surveying all of our management areas to ensure that the resource biomass, health of the seaweed beds and harvesting status are at sustainable levels. In his free time, he divides his schedule between wood turning, reading, and playing musical instruments.
Maura Flaherty is the Quality and Safety Manager at Arramara, but has held many different roles in her 20 years with the company. No two days are the same for Maura, but her perceptive nature, attention to detail and team spirit help make Arramara a culture where excellence and mindfulness are the norm. When not in the office, she loves spending her free time with her family, reading and walking along local trails.