About Us

How it all

Since 1908, when Richard Loughran planted the first crop of barley at Clermont Farms in Ireland, the Loughran family has sought to create community by connecting the best farmers with the community. In 2014 James Loughran, a 7th generation barley farmer started Loughran Family Malt, with the idea of combining craft and culture. 

 
With a view to leave his family farm in a better shape for his children and farm in a more environmentally sustainable way, James was able to combine craft with culture and connect the farm directly to the producers of the best beer in the world, from a tiny island on the edge of the Atlantic, all the way to Pacific Northwest of America.

The mission started by Richard Loughran continues today with Loughran Brewing Stores. By partnering with the world’s best farmers, maltsters and hop producers from around the world, we connect the farm to the glass. We strive to help brewers across Europe and the UK feel connected to the land and the people that grow the ingredients that make the perfect beer.

The brands that we represent along with the brewers that we connect them with are not just our partners, but are our friends.

1908

Richard Loughran buys 40 acres and a house at Clermont Park, Haggarstown Dundalk.

1908

1979

Anthony Loughran (Richard Loughran's grandson) establishes Loughrans’ Stores Ltd.

1979

1980

Loughrans’ Stores Ltd begins grain intake from local farmers.

1980

1988

Loughran’s Stores Ltd secures contract to grow and supply malting barley for export. Malting barley is grown by 47 farmers across the North East to fulfil this contract.

1988

1990

Loughran’s Stores grain intake upgraded to handle increasing volumes of malting barley and other grains.

1990

2011

James Loughran (Richard Loughran's great grandson) travels to North America and experiences first hand the growth of the craft beer movement.

2011

2014

Loughran Family Malt established and first export order quickly secured.

2014

2015

Loughran Family Malt begins distributing Castle Malt’s products across Ireland.

2015

2016

Loughran Family Malt begins sourcing and distributing hops from the America and Germany.

2016

2017

Loughran Family Malt adds Bairds Malt and Crosby Hops to its portfolio.

2017

2018

Loughran Family Malt expand warehouse and add additional cold storage and ambient storage capacity.

2018

2019

Loughran Family Malt adds Fawcett Malting, Bestmaltz, One Circle (KeyKegs and UniKegs), Baywa Hops and Indie Hops to its portfolio of great brands.

2019

2020

Loughran Brewing Stores is established due to an increased need to to supply fantastic brewers with world class brands.

2020

Our Team

You might already know some of these faces, if not meet our small team…

James Loughran

Director

james@malt.ie

Anthony Loughran

Founder

anthony@malt.ie

Sheila Dalton

Accounts and Payroll

accounts@malt.ie

Will Avery

Commercial and Technical

will@malt.ie

Wayne Jones

Yard 

production@malt.ie

Sarah Brennan

Sales and Admin

sales@malt.ie

Joan Mc Cann

Marketing

marketing@malt.ie

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Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a query, we will do our best to help!

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