Glennon Brothers proudly support Longford Ladies

Glennon Brothers, a third generation Longford timber business, is delighted to announce its 3 year sponsorship of Longford Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA).


This exciting announcement covers the Longford LGFA Senior team, who began their Lidl NFL campaign against Wicklow at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park yesterday. This sponsorship will also cover U/14, U/16 and minor LGFA teams.


Pat Glennon, Glennon Brothers, said: “We are delighted to get the opportunity to sponsor Longford LGFA teams. We have seen the growth in Longford LGFA and are excited to be on board to support further growth and success in the coming years. We are looking forward to seeing the team play in the new Glennon Brothers jersey.


Mike Glennon, Glennon Brothers said, “Glennon Brothers dates back to 1913 and is very proud of its Longford heritage. This sponsorship allows us to continue our support for the Longford GAA family running alongside our sponsorship of Longford GAA and the sponsorship of Pearse Park. This deal presents us with a unique opportunity to mark the enormous contribution made by the many people from County Longford over the past 100 years, in making Glennon Brothers what it is today.


We recognise the importance of sport in everyone’s lives especially over the last year and we look forward to working with Longford LGFA.


Dolores Kiernan, Chairperson  Longford LGFA said “this is a huge endorsement for all the great work being carried out by everyone in LGFA in Longford. The sponsorship by Glennon Brothers allows us to plan for growth and success for the years ahead. This is a very exciting development for us and we look forward to the 2021 season”.



Established in Longford in 1913, Glennon Brothers is the premier name in the Irish and UK timber processing industry, employing 500 people directly, and another 250 people indirectly, providing a significant boost to rural economies.


Having invested over €100m in the past two decades in its four sawmills, in Scotland and Ireland, the firm offers a one-stop-shop solution, supplying both the UK markets and Irish markets with products for the construction, pallet wood and fencing industries.


Glennon Brothers are unique in that they are a leading provider of quality timber frame homes and engineered roof trusses in Ireland and the UK, through Dempsey Timber Engineering (DTE) based in Arklow Ireland, and Alexander Timber Design, based in Troon Scotland.


The company also provides forestry management services and advice, as well as purchasing sawlog from private growers, which in essence, completes the manufacturing process from forest to front door.


Glennon Brothers is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and has gained Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for its products across all timber processing sites, ensuring that they are sourced from sustainably managed forests.


The company continues to push the boundaries of machinery and technology to produce home grown timber to the highest international standards.


Other Relavent News.

On May 18th 2021 Glennon Brothers, a third generation family timber processing business, entered into an agreement with SHV Energy to purchase Balcas Ltd, subject to approval from the Competition and Markets Authority in the UK and Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in Ireland.


Glennon Brothers won the 2019 and 2020 TTJ Awards (Timber Trade Federation) for ‘Softwood Trader of the Year’. The TTJ Awards is widely seen as the most prestigious in the timber sector, ranging from forestry, production, distribution and end user markets and recognising companies in Ireland, the UK and globally for achievements in the Timber Trade Industry.


Glennon Brothers won the 2019 Hardware Association of Ireland (HAI), ‘Best Supplier Customer Experience’ Award.


In 2019, Glennon Brothers invested £14m in the Windymains (Scotland) facility, including a new log yard, log grader with 3D scanning capability, log sorter and additional drop sorter to increase production capacity by an additional 40,000m3.


In 2018, Glennon Brothers completed a £14 million investment in a state of the art biomass Combined Heat & Power Plant (CHP) in Troon (Scotland) facility. The plant produces 8MW of thermal energy and 2.5MW of electrical power, sufficient to supply the entire site, with surplus energy being exported to the national grid.  A new Progressive kiln was also installed, that has increased KD drying capacity of 50,000m3 per annum.


In 2014, Glennon Brothers completed a €14 million investment into value added processing facilities, in Fermoy, Co. Cork. The development featured a Lineal High-Speed Grader, which combines the technologies of x-ray, ultrasound, vibration, and vision and is the first of its kind in Europe.


In 2014, the first landing craft, timber transport service to the west coast of Scotland was launched at the Glennon Brothers site in the port of Troon. The landing craft “Red Princess” provides a practical, innovative solution, for otherwise inaccessible coastal forests on the west coast of Scotland.


In 2013, Glennon Brothers were awarded a coveted Ruban d’Honneur medal by the European Business Awards.


Glennon Brothers have been the proud sponsors of Longford GAA since 2012.


In recognition of the response to the collapse of the Irish construction sector, Glennon Brothers was awarded the Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award ‘Industry Category’ in 2010.


In 2009, Glennon Brothers achieved a first in the history of Irish and UK sawmilling sector, by exporting shipments of home grown timber to France.


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