Safety Week 2022 at the O’Reilly Group

O’Reilly Oakstown are committed to high standards of health and safety, both on and off site. The welfare of those working for us and those affected by our activities is of paramount importance to us. We pride ourselves on our first-class level of Health and Safety practices and only employ trained operatives with appropriate qualifications.

Watch our impacting video highlighting our commitment to Health & Safety


Read more about our Health & Safety policies on this link.

Also see our group company websites H&S pages for O’Reilly Concrete and Barleystone


Buy now, Pay Later – we have recently partnered with Humm Finance, offering a flexible finance solution on our wastewater treatment systems with payment options from 24 to 60 months.

Whether you are considering upgrading a problematic septic tank or are building your new home, we have a range of solutions to meet your needs.

Buy now, Pay later Humm LogoHumm is the smart way to pay. It offers flexible finance solution over a term that suits you. Pay for your new Oaktown Treatment Tank in monthly affordable amounts. This payment solution takes financial pressure off the customer with payment options from 24 to 60 months.
With Humm, you are in total control. You choose your financial plan: the amount you pay and the period in which you pay.

O’Reilly Oakstown are dedicated to offering our customers a stress-free experience when upgrading their septic tank both professionally and financially.

• Applicable to all O’Reilly Oakstown products (wastewater treatment systems, tanks, walls etc.)
• Full turnkey installations available
• Finance approval within 48 hours
• Allows the customer to manage their financial budget with ease
• Suitable for septic tank upgrades as well as new build installations

This Buy Now, Pay Later solution is perfect for all our wastewater treatment systems, tanks, and wall solutions. See more on our products here. 


Contact Us Today to Discuss your Options

If you would like to discuss this financial option send us an email via the form below, or call 046 9431389




O’Reilly Oakstown are proud to introduce our newest product – Precast Concrete Cable Troughs.


We now manufacture Precast Concrete Cable Troughs which are designed to enclose power and communication cables and safely protect them from damage. Our cable troughs can be sited above ground or buried under the surface, providing easy access for maintenance, repair, and improvements, as well as giving complete protection. Ideal for commercial or industrial use.

For more information on our new Precast Cable Troughs visit

Also see our group company website O’Reilly Concrete for other precast concrete products and our sister company Barleystone for commercial paving products. 



The O’Reilly Group has received the Ecocem Ireland Carbon Saving Certificate from 2021

We are absolutely delighted to say that we have reduced our carbon output by up to 6,444 tonnes last year.

The entire Group along with our Environmental Team have worked tirelessly throughout 2021 to reduce our carbon footprint which we can say has been successfully achieved.

Being one of Ireland and the UK’s largest concrete manufacturer, it is very important that we use reduced carbon concrete in all our precast products and projects, whilst maintaining the highest quality.

Keep an eye out on our socials for more carbon saving initiatives that our Environmental Team will be implementing throughout the year. Our goal is to become a zero-carbon concrete manufacturer. O’Reilly Oakstown and all at the O’Reilly Group look forward to seeing our carbon savings increase and our carbon footprint decrease in 2022.Ecocem Cert O'Reilly Oakstown

Congratulations to our Group Credit Control team on winning the ‘Domestic Credit Team of The Year 2021 at the Irish Credit Team Awards held in Red Cow Hotel last Friday.

This is a team award made up of our credit control and despatch teams in Kingscourt, Barleystone, Oakstown and Taghart along with all our Sales Reps and Managers that support this multi-disciplined team.Each person in the team has a role to play and this award is for each-and-every one of them and is testament to the fact that working together can really make a difference.

Representing the team on the day was Eileen Smith, Credit Control Manager, John Mc Mahon, Contracts Manager, Paul Mc Donnell, Precast Commercial Manager, and Majella McCaghey, Group Management Accountant. Well done everyone!

A concrete future at O’Reilly Oakstown

The Anglo Celt Newspaper spoke to our General Manager Paddy Hagan recently about our products, how we have diversified and an exciting future at O’Reilly Oakstown.

AC: What products does your company offer?

PH: O’Reilly Oakstown is part of the O’Reilly Concrete Group, which provides quality concrete products throughout Ireland & UK. From our factory site in Oakstown, Trim, we provide a range of environmental solutions including wastewater treatment systems, oil/water separators, certified septic tanks, large capacity precast tanks and pumping stations.

Over the years we have grown from supplying domestic wastewater treatment systems to providing a full bespoke design and installation service for large commercial treatment plants for hotels, schools, nursing homes, bars/restaurants, office blocks, factories, petrol stations, sports centres etc. As environmental awareness increases, at O’Reilly Oakstown we intend to keep providing innovative solutions to environmental problems whenever and wherever they may arise.

We also manufacture of range of retaining L-walls/A-walls, which are predominantly used in agriculture and waste management facilities.

AC: So, what is new at O’Reilly Oakstown?

PH: In recent years we have added Ultraflo Liquid Screed and Readymix Concrete to our portfolio of products. Ultraflo Liquid Screed is a calcium sulphate, hemihydrate, pump applied liquid floor screed. The self-compacting screed provides a quick, smooth and level surface with minimum levelling. It is factory produced in our batching plant in Trim and delivered to site ready to be pumped directly into position. It’s an excellent product when used with underfloor heating as it offers greater thermal conductivity than traditional sand/cement screeds. It can be poured to depths as little as 35mm ensuring rooms heat up faster, while reducing energy bills.

This is a much quicker method than laying a traditional sand and cement screed and generally can take light traffic after just 24 hours. We supply to a 60km radius from our Trim plant.

AC: With almost 50 years in business, what is the secret of O’Reilly Oakstown’s success?

PH: Originally the company manufactured concrete fence posts, kerbs, cills and lintels. By 1982, Oakstown had diversified in to cattle slats and other agri-products and was one of largest slat makers in the country. From this Oakstown diversified into concrete septic tanks and in the late 90s pioneered the Oakstown BAF wastewater treatment system when environmental regulations were introduced. I believe we have grown and prospered because of our commitment to supplying effective and reliable systems and our clients trust in our knowledge garnered by 50 years of experience and dedication to offering a quality, robust product every time.

AC: So, what’s in store for the next 50 years?

PH: As a manufacturer of environmental precast solutions, we are very aware of our own impact on the environment. We have just completed a forest plantation of 15,000 trees on 11 acres of ground at our production facility at Trim. This is something we are very proud of and it is a very fitting way to celebrate Oakstown’s 50th year since it was established.

Looking to the future – we have our sights firmly set on developing a strong market for our products in the UK. We have achieved steady growth in the UK over the past three or four years and, despite the challenges of both Brexit and Covid-19, we continue to grow both our Irish and UK market share.

6th May

Did you know that you could be entitled to a grant towards an upgrade of your old septic tank?

Since 2013 the EPA launched its National Inspection Plan aimed at inspecting domestic Septic Tanks/Waste Water Treatment Systems to improve the impact on the environment by protecting ground and surface water quality, particularly drinking water sources, from risks posed by faulty systems.

There are three grant schemes that may be available to you should your system fail an inspection or should you live in a prioritised area.

Give our team here in Oakstown a call today for more information or visit our website and see how we can help guide you through your process.

Call us now on 0469431389 or

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Grants Overview

NIP (National Inspection Plan)

Purpose of the grant: To fix septic tank systems that fail inspection by a Local Authority under the National Inspection Plan and need remediation, repair, upgrading or replacement.

Conditions: The homeowner will receive an advisory notice from the Local Authority requiring the system to be fixed. The Local Authority will also handle the grant application.

Level of grant: 85% of the eligible costs of remediation, repair or upgrading works, or replacement of any such system or €5,000, whichever is the lower.

PAA (Prioritised Areas for Action)

Purpose of the grant: To fix septic tank systems in these areas that are or may be causing a threat to the environment and need remediation, repair, upgrading or replacement. These systems will be identified by the Local Authority Waters Programme Office who will issue a letter confirming eligibility to apply. The homeowner can then apply to the Local Authority for the grant.

Conditions: The house must be located in a Prioritised Area for Action in accordance with the River Basin Management Plan.

Or the potential applicant has received a letter from the Local Authority Waters Programme Office (LAWPRO) on behalf of the housing authority, confirming eligibility to apply for a grant.

Level of grant: 85% of the approved cost of the works subject to a maximum of €5,000.
Minimum expenditure, on eligible works, required to process the application is €750.

HSOCA (High Status Objective Catchment Areas)

Purpose of the grant: To fix septic tank systems in these areas that are or may be causing a threat to the environment and need remediation, repair, upgrading or replacement.

You can check if you are in these areas by inputting your EIRCODE in a map and apply to the Local Authority for the grant.

Conditions: The house must be located in a High-Status Objective Catchment Area in accordance with the RBMP.

The potential applicant has received a letter from the housing authority confirming eligibility to apply for a grant.

Level of grant: 85% of the approved cost of the works subject to a maximum of €5,000. The minimum expenditure, on eligible works, required to process the application is €750.

Call us now on 0469431389 or

O’Reilly Oakstown installed a large commercial Precast Concrete Holding Tank at St James Gate, Dublin.

The installation was challenging for our Technical Team as the areas for preparation and installation were very confined. This is as opposed to the large commercial sites we would regularly be installing our commercial holding precast tanks on.

However, as you can see the the installation was a great success and the holding tank will prove to be very durable and last for decades to come.

For further information or to get a quotation please contact us here > or visit our full product range of Commercial Tanks here >


O’Reilly Oakstown installed our Oil/Water Separator under the new control tower at Dublin Airport this week. This system is a 6 litre per second class 1 full retention Oil/Water Separator.

Our high-efficiency coalescence Oil Separators are fitted to surface water drainage systems for protection of the environment from oil pollution. They conform to the European standard EN 858 for the design and use of prefabricated oil separators. All separators fulfil European standards achieving results of oil removal much lower than 5 mg/L.

We offer a number of types of Separators:

  • Full Retention Separators
  • Bypass Separators
  • Forecourt Separators
  • Others – Washdown Separators, Silt Traps

See More on our Oil Water Separators Here > 




Over a quarter of waste water systems inspected last year ‘posed risk to human health’.

The EPA’s annual report shows that half of all septic tanks in Ireland (1,160) failed inspection last year.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Inspection Plan for 2019 found that 26% of systems were a risk to human health or our environment with a further 51% of systems failing altogether.

In addition, 73% of failed systems between 2013 – 2016 were fixed but the EPA has warned that greater engagement is needed by Local Authorities in Ireland.

Local Authorities identified more serious issues with nearly 300 systems where they were found to be a risk to human health or the environment, the EPA said, with 27% of systems inspected since 2013 still not fixed.

“While there has been progress, the failure to resolve older cases remains a concern and must be addressed as priority, the EPA said in a statement today.

Domestic waste water treatment systems are used by rural householders to treat sewage with nearly half a million systems in Ireland. Most of these (90%) are septic tanks.

Today’s findings show that half of all septic tanks (1,160) failed inspection last year. A lack of maintenance and desludging was identified as a key issue at domestic systems, according to the EPA.

Commenting on today’s report, Dr Tom Ryan, Director of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement said: “If you do not maintain your septic tank, it can contaminate your own or your neighbour’s well, putting your health at risk and that of your family and neighbours.

“It may also pollute your local stream or river,” said Ryan. “You can take simple steps to maintain your septic tank by cleaning it out regularly and by making sure it is not leaking, ponding or discharging to ditches.”

The above article was written by Cónal Thomas and posted on The 22/07/20

We are delighted to have worked with our client, a wedding venue in Co Meath, where we installed a Super BAF system.

Our client needed a wastewater treatment system that is going to stand the test of time. As an award winning wedding venue they don’t want to be replacing their tank in a few years & with our maintenance contracts we can ensure the system is running smoothly and checked regularly by our team of technicians.

Minister Murphy announces new three-year investment programme for water services in rural areas

Mr. Eoghan Murphy, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government today, Friday 8 February 2019, announced a new investment programme for water services in rural areas.  The Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme is to run from 2019 to 2021.

The announcement follows the review the Minister put in place to examine the wider investment needs relating to rural water services.  In 2018 the Minister appointed a high level Working Group which has now made recommendations for changes and improvements, which the Minister has accepted.

Key features of the Programme include:

  • Significant capital investment to support Group Water Schemes in rural areas.
  • A new grant measure to support rural communities to link to the public drinking water and waste water network.
  • The maximum grant for refurbishment works to a domestic well will increase from €2,031 to €3,000.  A new and additional provision is included for a maximum grant of €5,000 where a new well is required as an exceptional measure.
  • The means test to qualify for a grant to carry out improvement works on a septic tank is being abolished and the maximum grant is being increased to €5,000.  Currently, the maximum grant amounts available are €2,500 and €4,000 depending on the applicant’s means. Eligibility for the grant scheme is also being extended. Read full article here

O’Reilly Oakstown provide a range of Septic Tanks and Sewage Treatment Systems in all parts of  rural Ireland. Call us on 046 943 1389 or email us today to see how we can help you


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