James and Ultan Carroll at a previous Cavan Farm Machinery Show.

Bringing technology to the fore at Carroll Engineering

Carroll Engineering is a small indigenous business located in Bailieboro. It offers a range of products from timber equipment to farm machinery that are to the highest standard. The company is just one of many demonstrating its wares at the Spring Farm Machinery Show on Wednesday and Thursday, January 31 and February 1 at Cavan Equestrian Centre.

Carroll Engineering was founded in 1977 by Ultan Carroll who, in more recent times, has been joined by his sons, James and Ronan. The company has evolved and grown over the years and is now in prime position to meet the needs of farmers and those in society who are determined to burn more environmentally-friendly fuel in their homes.

“James and Ronan have great expertise when it comes to technology and they have brought that into the business,” says Ultan.

“Really it is that, which is bringing our business into the future.”

Ultan explained further what the company does. “We started off making trailers and constructing slatted sheds and now we provide a range of services to the agriculture sector including silage and bale contracting services,” he outlined.

“We have also moved into log splitters; this side of the business is growing because more and more people are using timber to burn in their homes due to the environmental regulations in Ireland now.”

Ultan also recalled the days of horses and the plough, and the subsequent move to tractors and rotary mowers.

Nowadays, those machines are bigger and better than they have ever been before and at the cutting edge of agriculture across the globe. “I suppose our focus at Carroll Engineering is on putting the necessary machines in place so that we can carry out the work that people need done,” said Ultan.

“Everything is interchangeable now as well and that is a very positive development. I suppose, at the end of the day, all we can do is keep ploughing on and continue to grow as a business so that we can meet the evolving needs of our customers."