Mr Eamon McCann


Name: Mr Eamon McCann
Location: Dromara
County: Down
Total Cost: £ 102,108.00
Axis: AXIS 3 : Down Rural Area Partnership
Duration: 19.10.2010 - 31.05.2012
Telephone: 0781 035 3983


To create a purpose built farrier's forge and associated storage units.


Established farrier, Eamon McCann, operated a mobile service to approximately sixty customers. Mr McCann identified a need to develop the business and to create a permanent Farrier's Forge which would offer increased customers base and therefore revenue.


The expansion of and development of an existing farrier business to include a new purpose built farriers forge allowing the business to undertake a hot shoeing service as well as providing a remedial farriery service working in conjunction with equine veterinary surgeons.


  • Construct a purpose built forge, stables and associated storage space
  • Achieve sales of £22,000 by 31st March 2012, increasing to £42,500 by 31st March 2015
  • Increase customer base (including repeat customers) from baseline of 60 to 80 by 31st March 2012 and reach a customer base of a 100 by 31st March 2014
  • Employ a full time apprentice