On the surface it may appear to be merely a collection of businesses on the edge of Donegal’s biggest town.
But scratch the surface and what emerges is a family’s struggle against all the odds.
The origins of Pinehill Business Park at Mountain Top, which houses some of Donegal’s most recognised businesses, began almost 50 years ago.
That’s when founder George Boal set about taking a gamble that would prove to be a decision on which the rest of his life would revolve.
The couple bought a ten acre site for the princely sum of £45 and moved into a caravan on the site before building a house close by.
George soon set up a business making pre-cast concrete sills and kerbing and business began to flourish.
At the same time George also noticed large delivery trucks having trouble parking on the town’s Main Street and saw storage space could be a profitable business.
Today that storage space is home to no less than 44 units of some of Donegal’s most recognised and respected businesses including Letterkenny Tool Hire, Restex Bed and Bedroom Furniture and Carpet Interiors.
And businesses which have found a working unit at Pinehill have also found a home – just like George and Betty Boal did 50 years ago.
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