M Large  would like to take this opportunity to thank all our valued customers for their business with us over the past year. We appreciate your continued support and wish you all a Happy & Peaceful New Year.


snow covered logs at at m.large christmas at m.large


Well it’s nearly that time of year again….but working with tree’s it’s important to make sure you’re considering your “elf n safety”….(sorry, couldnt’ resist)

when working with trees it's important to consider "elf n safety"

when working with trees it’s important to consider “elf n safety”










We in the forestry and firewood machinery sector have done our bit to supply woodfuel from firewood processors and kindling machines ,so that we can all enjoy  toasty open fires and wood stoves.

It’ll soon be time to take a little time off with our nearest and dearest so before we do, we reflect on the year passed.

2013 was a very busy time for M.Large.

Our highlights included:

  • Being announced as Official distributor for Greenmech for Ireland in addition to N.Ireland.
  • Launch of a completely revamped website.
  • Visiting Elmia forestry show in Sweden.
  • Signing dealer/distributor agreements for Nokka ATV trailers and cranes, Biojack energy grapples , Lipa flail mower heads…and more.
  • Winning “Best commercial Stand” at Irish Forestry Show 2013 in Stradbally.
  • First full year working in partnership with our sister company Clarke Cunningham Tree Maintenance.



We’ll soon be taking some time out and we want to make sure you know when the office will be closed and when last parts orders are being sent out etc.

Parts ordered by 3pm on Mon 23rd December will be despatched and should be delivered in advance of Christmas closure dates.

Final collection time for parts ordered before the Christmas closure will be 12pm Tuesday 24th December. Any parts ordered on 24th will be delivered to customers on Friday 27th December. (There will be no collections from M.Large on this day as the office will be closed)

The office will be closed from Tues 24th December at 5.00, re-opening on Mon 30th and Tues 31st December, and then closed for 1 day on 1st Jan 2014.

Normal trading and opening hours will apply following the office reopening on 2nd Jan 2014.

Any parts orders placed by 3pm on Tuesday 31st December will be delivered Thursday 2nd January…except Scotland, which will be delivered Friday 3rd January.


So in closing this post, we would like to wish all of our customers, friends, families and those who have supported us a most peaceful Christmas and a prosperous and Happy New Year.


m.large christmas greeting 2013

We look forward to assisting and serving you in 2014…Happy Christmas. Click on the reindeer for a little fun….and if it annoys you-click on Santa.




So when we said it was the most important Christmas tree in the country after posting about installing it, we weren’t too far wrong!

Twitter and Facebook had pics, posts and tweets galore when it was blown over by the unforeseen high winds that battered the UK.

So as we have been involved with the installation, the post storm clear up and now the restitution of the Stormont Christmas Tree, we thought people would like to see it back and proud again.

The gallery below consists of the photos of before, after (from Twitter) and then after again.

Good to see normality again at Stormont.



We were delighted to be able to attend the annual Christmas light switch on at Ballyrobert village in our own Co.Antrim.

Ballyrobert village residents attending the Christmas Lights Switching on event 2013 with tree provided by M.Large







The event literally brought the entire village out (and it was a wee touch wet too!) to celebrate the start of the festive season for the village.

Chairperson of the Ballyrobert Village Committee, Norman Lindsay had been in touch to say that unfortunately this year they did not have funding for a village Christmas tree, (and municipal ones like this don’t come cheap!)

Having helped Ballyrobert in the past, Norman had made contact to see if we could organise something again this year. The boss said that again, we would and it was a pleasure and a privilege to see how important a contribution it made to the community spirit. In addition to formally thanking M.Large at the event and drawing attention to our attendance at the event (blush!)  he also said to me afterwards…

” we are so grateful to Michael and everyone at M.Large for their help and are hopeful that by next year we may have access to some funding for the ongoing provision of our Christmas tree.”

He went on to say, …

“this is such an important event, one of the only ones that year on year get’s everyone out….”

and I have to admit with probably 250-300 people attending, there probably weren’t many residents missing…so he’s right!

Some held candles and traditional Christingles giving a sense of warmth and cheer on a chilly night.

Christingles at Ballyrobert Christmas lights switching on ceremony 2013


Traditional Christmas message and prayers at Ballyrobert  Christmas lights switch on ceremony 2013







The event was traditional in style with members of the local clergy giving a short address and calling peoples attention to the traditional Christmas message through carols and prayers after which a short address was made by the invited dignitary, the Mayor of Newtownabbey (…. who informed attendees that apparently Santa Claus  is a Man United Supporter by the way!…that went down well with some of the children!)

Lord Mayor of Newtownabbey addresses Ballyrobert Village at their Christmas light switching on ceremony 2013







After the formal programme had finished, the lights were switched on and the tree took on a new lease of life.

Lights go on the Ballyrobert Christmas Tree at the Christmas Lights switching on ceremony 2013







We think it looks great…well done Ballyrobert, good to see community spirit alive and well in tough times.

Oh yeah…then Santa arrived in a police car with screeching tyres and sirens blaring….but that’s another story altogether.