History

Monaghan Mushrooms have come a long way since 1981- from working out of the Wilson family home, to operating multi-site manufacturing facilities across Europe and North America.

1979

Ronnie Wilson, a Geography teacher from Monaghan in Ireland, gives up teaching to develop plans for a mushroom processing business.

1981

Monaghan Mushrooms begins production with a focus on producing mushroom compost and processing mushrooms for the jarred and canned market.

1986

Sourcing supply from a network of small satellite growers, Monaghan enters the UK fresh mushroom market.

1987

Monaghan Mushrooms buys a farm in Fenton Barns in East Lothian, supplying our Scottish customers with local mushrooms.

1991

Monaghan Mushrooms continues to add to the family of farms that make up the Group, with the purchase of Foxfield Mushrooms in Ireland and Kernan's Mushrooms in Northern Ireland.

1994

Middlebrook Mushrooms, the largest mushroom grower in the UK join the Monaghan family.

1997

Monaghan becomes a shareholder in Tunnel Tech, a major UK mushroom compost producer.

2004

Monaghan merges with Carbury Mushrooms based in Kildare, Ireland. This makes Monaghan Mushrooms the largest mushroom company in the UK.

2009

Monaghan becomes the majority shareholder in Tunnel Tech and Premier Mushrooms, an organic grower based in the UK. The Monaghan family expands to North America after buying a farm just outside Campbellville in Ontario, Canada.

2010

After a €12m investment, Monaghan opens a new farm and Research and Development centre at our Headquarters in Tyholland, Monaghan.

2011

Sussex Mushrooms joins the Monaghan family

2012

Walkro International which operates in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany join the Monaghan family. This makes Monaghan the largest mushroom compost producer in the world.

2013

Monaghan take over Prime Champ, a mushroom growing company with operations in Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. As a result, Monaghan welcome two new companies to the family: Monaghan Champignons and Monaghan Pilze.