August heralds the beginning of a yearlong celebration of “Balcas at 60”.
First incorporated on 17th August 1962, Balcas Timber Ltd is now one of Britain and Ireland’s largest wood product suppliers and renewable energy providers, with just over 380 direct employees. In addition, 300 people are engaged in forest harvesting and haulage – making us a large employer and contributor to the rural economy. To mark the significance of our 60th year we have organised several events for everyone under our #BalcasInTheCommunity initiative supporting Fermanagh Women’s Aid – our local charity partner for 2022.
Two fundraising events that friends of Balcas can get behind are:
Balcas Golf Open – taking place on in Enniskillen Golf Club on 13th and 14th August. An already great prize haul is boosted by additional gift cards to celebrate. Donation made to Women’s Aid on behalf of every entrant. Please book direct with club.
Balcas Cycle at 60 – Sunday 11th September around Upper Lough Erne. Choice of 30 or 60 mile routes with 100% of the £15 entry fee goes to Fermanagh Women’s Aid. Fully marshalled and followed with hot food.
There are lots of other things in the pipeline such as a Sawmilling in Fermanagh Exhibition in the new year so we are appealing for any memorabilia that you would like included or even stories that could be published in our celebratory publication, to be launched at the County Museum. We are also now taking names of people interested in a walking tour of the Balcas Enniskillen site (2 hrs – good level of fitness required). You may register by emailing email@example.com or telephoning 02866 323003.