The renowned South Kerry business, Valentia Slate has been sold.
Company director, Micheál Lyne has confirmed it’s been bought by Killarney businessman Aidan Forde.
Valentia Slate once employed 450 people in the 1850s, and over the years has provided slate for the British Houses of Parliament, but it went into decline and closed in 1911.
It was reopened at the end of 1998; it now employs six people, and has an ongoing contract with Westminster since 2004.
Micheál Lyne believes it’ll go from strength to strength under the new owner Aidan Forde.