Micheal Burke Snr

Michael Burke Snr. has been growing oysters since 1989, he has a wealth of experience and expertise in oyster farming. He is one of the owners of Bia Mara (Déise) Teo. which supplies 80% of the production sold under the Waterford Oysters banner. He is responsible for ensuring all is in good working order in our factory.


Cliona Mhic Giolla Chuda

Cliona Mhic Giolla Chuda – As Sales, Marketing and General Manager, Cliona is the face known to customers. She started her own oyster farm in 1993 and joined Bia Mara as a shareholder and director in 1998. Cliona is a qualified accountant (FCCA).

Mike Burke Jnr.

Foreman and Production Manager for Bia Mara (Déise) Teo. Mike ensures that oysters are grown to the highest standard, managing a crew of 20 people on the beach and in the packing and grading facility.

Caoilfhionn Nic Mhurchadha

Caoilfhionn is responsible for quality control, human resources and sustainability programmes. She has a BA(Hons) degree in advertising and marketing and is responsible for promoting our product.

Tadhg O Maoileoin

Tadhg was a founder member of the Meitheal Trá in 1990 and has been growing and supplying oysters for the best part of 30 years.

Tom Barron

Tom Barron is another of our oyster growers, and a shareholder in Meitheal Trá. He is a trusted and reliable grower and has also been farming oysters since 1990.