Most people involved in Irish farming will know of Pritchitts, the Northern Irish dairy business now owned by Lakeland Dairies and – they will also know of Volac. Both companies were owned by a remarkable man – the late Dick Lawes – who also set up the milk plant at Killeshandra.

In addition, he founded the now huge plant in Ballaghaderreen, the main dairy processing plant operated by Aurivo, formerly Connacht Gold.