Kilbush Nurseries is located in North Hill, Kenure, Rush and is owned by two brothers, Matt and John Foley. Kilbush Nurseries have always been at the forefront of tomato growing and innovation. By adopting new technologies, production of tomatoes per square metre has increased by over two hundred and fifty percent in the past twenty five years.


We constantly strive for excellence and supply tomatoes grown to the most stringent standards. Hence, included in our customer base are some of Ireland’s top retailers.
“Best practice” is the principle that underpins all of our activities on the site. All through our production cycle we conform to the Bord Bia requirements. We have been awarded the Bord Bi Best Protected Crops Grower on a number of occasions.


Working on our site we have a diverse number of different insects; bees, wasps, beneficial insects and spiders all co-exist together in harmony. It has always been our policy to use natural methods to control any pests on the site. We have always been at the forefront of the use of natural treatments.


Our heating for the glasshouses is supplied by one of the most modern and efficient ‘combined heat and power’ units in the country. We supply electricity to nearly ten thousand homes locally. We harvest the Co2 and supply it to the plants, reducing the amount that would normally be released to the environment. In fact our heating plant is so efficient that we received the ‘Innovation Award’ at the sustainable Ireland awards 2014. The design of our plant offers a blue print for any similar projects in the sector.


Our loyal staff, some of whom have been with us for many years, remain the corner stone for our continued success. Without their input, we would never have achieved the success we currently enjoy. We will continue to innovate in order to maintain our position as one of the top growing facilities in the country.