A person can only manufacture ground limestone for sale if that person holds a licence. Ground limestone means any liming material which is comprised of crushed or milled natural limestone consisting mainly of either calcium carbonate or calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate.
For more information on how to apply for a licence to manufacture ground limestone, please see the below application form.
What you must do
The application form below should be completed and returned to Crop Production and Safety Division.
You must include two copies of an Ordnance Survey map of the proposed site with the application.
Following receipt of the completed application form and maps, the local Department of Agriculture and Marine officer will inspect the site, storage facilities and production equipment.
They will arrange to take samples from test drill bore-holes in the proposed site to be analysed by the State Laboratory for lime content and quality. In the case of an application under Regulation 463/2013, total carbon and magnesium content will also be analysed.
Once all the conditions outlined are deemed satisfactory, the Department will issue a licence to the applicant.
Who to contact
Crop Policy, Production & Safety Division (Feedingstuffs & Fertilisers Section)
Ms Ann Murphy , Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Administration Building, Backweston Campus
, Co Kildare., Celbridge