Ballinadee Engineering was formed in August 1985 by John and Mary O’Neill after John had won the overall award on a government sponsored start your own business course.
Initially the company operated from a large workshop beside the O’Neill family home in Ballinadee. Due to the ever-increasing demand for their products the business moved to a much larger premises in 1990. In 1999 the premises was further expanded by an extra 5,000 square feet bringing the total work area up to 10,000 square feet.
Fitted with the latest manufacturing technology the company is constantly adapting to changing markets and new trends.
John O’Neill has been involved in the development of agricultural and veterinary equipment for almost 30 years now. From concept to finished creation John has been responsible for introducing a large range of implements to the marketplace.
Items such as the heavy duty cow lifter, the yardman versatile two way yard scraper, a range of straight, angled and curved scrapers, mobile veterinary tables and hoists, the hoofnak, cow scratchers, flat-bed pull along trolleys and a wide range of gate fittings, to mention but a few as well as the more recent O’Neill Feeder and the O’Neill Calf and Sheep Staller which John developed along with his niece Caroline O’Neill. Implements that are designed to make people’s lives easier.
John has won several prestigious awards for his inventions. These include the following:
RDS Spring Show 1984 – Prototype Award (National award) for Mechanical Hillside Spreader
RDS Spring Show 1985 – Premier award for agricultural equipment (National award) for The Hoofnak
RDS Spring Show 1986 – Prototype award (National award) for The YardMan
Royal Ulster Show 2002 – Award of merit. for the O’Neill Feeder
Tullamore Show 2006 – Innovations Award Winner for the O’Neill Auto Feeder