An Chistin opens at The Hub, Castlerea


A unique kitchen space which will act as a training centre for chefs and business support for those in the catering industry has opened in The Hub in Castlerea.

  ‘An Chistin’ is the first phase in a two-phase plan being developed by Enterprise Castlerea and will be used as a training facility for the catering industry, a business support and mentoring service and a space for cookery lessons and demonstrations.

  The kitchen space is part of Enterprise Castlerea’s broader plan to develop enterprise units on lands adjacent to The Hub. The land was purchased from Roscommon County Council.

  An Chistin was officially launched by Martin Lydon, Director of Services for Planning and Enterprise at Roscommon County Council last Sunday afternoon.

  The facility has already led to the creation of two jobs with Una Fannon appointed as Coordinator and Cathy O’Rourke as her assistant.

  Mr. Lydon was effusive in his praise for local businessman and Chairman of Enterprise Castlerea, Benny O’Connell and said that the opening of An Chistin was just the beginning and that Sunday’s opening was “the first major step on the way to Castlerea becoming a prime food development centre in the region.”