Glinsk Site, Mulroy bay, Co. Donegal

Mowi Ireland operates in five counties on the west coast of Ireland, from Donegal in the north of the country to Cork and Kerry in the southwest of the country.


Co. Donegal

Mowi Ireland was established in Co. Donegal (originally as Fanad Fisheries) and the company has been operating in Mulroy Bay and Lough Swilly since 1979.

Licenced sea farm locations include: Anny Point, Lough Swilly, Co. Donegal. Cranford, Mulroy Bay, Co. Donegal. Glinsk, Mulroy Bay, Co. Donegal. Millstone, Mulroy Bay, Co. Donegal. Milford, Mulroy Bay, Co. Donegal. Moross, Mulroy Bay, Co. Donegal. Creevin, Inver Bay, Co. Donegal. Whillins, Inver Bay, Co. Donegal.

Freshwater Farms include: Altan Smolt Unit, Procklis, Falcarragh, Co. Donegal. Pettigo Smolt Unit,Tievetooey, Pettigo, Co. Donegal. Kindrum Hatchery, Kindrum, Co. Donegal

Fish Packing Plant & Main Office: Rinmore, Ballylar PO, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Co. Mayo

Mowi Ireland has been operating in Clew Bay, Co. Mayo since 2004 following the purchase of Clare Island Sea Farms (Feirm Farraige Oilean Chliara Teo).

Sea Farms are located at Portlea, Clare Island Smolt site, Innishdoonver, and Innishcannon, Clew Bay, Co.Mayo.

Co. Cork / Co. Kerry

Mowi Ireland has been operating in Co. Cork/Kerry since the end of 2008 following the purchase of Silverking Seafoods.  Sea Farm are located at;
Inishfarnard; Kenmare Bay, Co. Kerry. Deenish; Ballinskelligs Bay, Co. Kerry. Ahabeg; Bantry Bay, Co. Cork. Roancarrig; Bantry Bay, Co. Cork.


Licence Applications

Shot Head, Bantry Bay, Co. Cork

Mowi Ireland has made an application for aquaculture and foreshore licences in January 2012, with a view to investing €3.5million in a new salmon farm site at Shot Head, Bantry Bay, Co Cork. The capital investment is one element of a €14 million planned investment programme by the company over the next five years in the upgrade of its 16 aquaculture sites around the coast.

The company has lodged an application with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for the proposed project at Shot Head.

The investment at Shot Head would vastly improve the company's existing Bantry Bay facilities, enabling improved rotation of the fish crop and creating a world-class operation in the Beara Peninsula which will secure the long-term future of the aquaculture industry in the area.

Through this webpage, you can download a Project Newsletter and a Non-Technical Summary which provide further information on the application and the licensing process. You can also download each of the license application documents which have been submitted to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in relation to Shot Head.

Mowi Ireland has also produced a number of photographic representations of the proposed salmon farm as well as Ordinance Survey maps which pin-point the intended location of the project. For further information please contact Catherine McManus (catherine.mcmanus@mowi.com)

Click on any of the links below for further information.  If you have any difficulty accessing or reading a specific document please contact Catherine McManus at catherine.mcmanus@mowi.com to request a hard copy by post. 

Shot Head Project Brochure. Shot Head Application.
- Vol 1 of 3 - E.I.S ( Environmental Impact Study).
- Vol 2 of 3. (Appendicies)
- Vol 3 of 3. (Non- Technical Summary)


Marine Institute questions on Shot head application.

Response to Marine Institute questions.

Marine Engineering Division Reports

Statutory Consultee observations

Link to further information on Aquaculture Licensing

Water Quality Modelling for all existing & currently proposed salmon farm sites in Bantry Bay- Feb 2016

Publication of Shot Head application documents in compliance with the provisions of EIA Directive 2011/92/EC 

ALAB Appeal documents:

SH Appeal Form 091015

ALAB letter November 2016

SH ALAB Resp 110416

ALAB notice of oral hearing

ALAB appeal Final 201115

ALAB letter Oct16

ALAB Ref AP2 1-5 2015 and AP2 7-14 2015

ALAB Ref AP2 6 2015

ALAB request for further information Oct16

Appeal response receipt Shot 2311

Resp to ALAB Qs 031116

ALAB oral hearing date confirmed

Fisheries Amendment2397


Altan Smolt Unit Licence Renewal Application 

The following documents have been submitted to the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine to support a renewal application of Aquaculture licence Number T12/93/3.

Altan Aquaculture Licence Renewal Application.pdf

Altan Effluent Discharge Licence 130716.pdf

Altan OSI Record Place Map Plot Reference 19751683_1.pdf

Altan Water Quality Report 2016.pdf

Tullaghobegley River Catchment Characterisation V03 Final.pdf

Altan Smolt Unit Site Layout Plan.pdf


Schedule of Lough Altan Planning Applications

Planning Reference


Donegal Co. Council Planning Search


 9th June, 1986

Original Smolt Farm Planning Approval 


Altan T1626_85.pdf


Retention of Extension to Hatchery, Office Control, Oxygen Control Building, 5 No. 7m Smolt Tanks, 7 No. 3m Smolt Tanks, 5 No. 4m Smolt Tanks, 30,000 litre Diesel Tanks, 10 Tonne Liquid Bulk Oxygen Tanks.


Altan 98_2890.pdf




3 No. Drum Filters





Retention of Auto Feeders – 2 No.




Retention of 12 No. 3m dia Smolt Tanks




Construction of Food Store