Irish Salt Mining

In its Kilroot Mine near Carrickfergus, Irish Salt Mining and Exploration (ISME) has been providing de-icing rock salt since 1965. Using groundbreaking technology the rock salt is produced by room and pillar dry mining with all processes carried out on site.

For more than 40 years Irish Salt Mining & Exploration has been at the heart of road safety, providing the best quality rock salt to keep our roads ice-free. On average approximately half a million tonnes of rock salt is produced and supplied throughout Ireland and the UK by their sales division, Salt Sales Company.

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