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CLONAKILTY FOOD CO.

Company address

16 Pearse Street, Clonakilty,
Cork

Contact details

Channels Supplied:

  • Foodservice
  • Online
  • Retail
The Clonakilty story began in the 1800s in a small rural farmhouse in West Cork. Johanna O'Brien made blackpudding and sold it to Philip Harrington's butcher shop on what is now Pearse Street, Clonakilty.

When Johanna retired from a life of crafting blackpudding, she passed her precious recipe onto Philip. When Edward Twomey took over the butchers in 1976, the secret recipe went with it.

The popularity of the product grew and as the range expanded, the business moved to a bigger facility in Little Island, Co. Cork in 1999. Supply to UK multiples commenced and in August of 2017, Woolworths Australia began selling the product.

As demand increased and the company's NPD team continued to innovate, a brand new custom-built production facility opened in Clonakilty in October 2017. This includes the company's administration offices, NPD and distribution and it will also house a new visitor centre, which is due to open in time for the peak holiday season in 2018.

The vision for the centre is to immerse visitors in the tradition of Clonakilty Blackpudding, to offer them an insight into how it's made and to highlight the company's pride in the town of its origin.

Why Us

Clonakilty Food Co. is an Irish family brand offering tasty, traditional meat products made locally by those who value quality and heritage.

While the company is continually innovating and developing new products to meet consumer demand, it always remains true to its brand, remembering its roots and never compromising on taste.

Though traditionally served as part of a breakfast, Clonakilty products are very versatile. The range is now being used to enhance starters, salads and main courses - a trend gaining traction in Ireland, the UK and in Australia where products are increasingly gracing lunch and dinner menus. 

Our product range

Clonakilty Blackpudding
Clonakilty Whitepudding
Thick Cut Clonakilty Mild Cure Rashers - 250g
Premium Clonakilty Dry Cured Rashers - 200g
Premium Clonakilty Oak Smoked Rashers - 200g
Clonakilty Smoked Streaky Rashers - 160g
Clonakilty Bacon Joints

Markets supplied
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • UK & NI
Sustainability

•Clonakilty Food Company have set a target to reduce electricity consumption by 5% per tonne of product over the baseline of its current sustainability plan (2018-2022)
• Clonakilty Food Company are undergoing a research project in conjunction with Repak for all products and completing an analysis of product to packaging ratio to improve their packaging target.
•In 2021, Clonakilty food Co. invested in additional training of staff to become Sustainability Leaders in its business, there is an emphasis on a reduction in its energy and water usage and reducing waste.
•Clonakilty Food Company are committed to reducing its waste and for the last 3 years the company have come in ahead of its projected targets, and are working on a number of initiatives to reduce this further in 2022.

Our Accreditations
  • Origin Green Verified
Our Awards

Great Taste Awards
Blas na hÉireann Awards
Agribusiness Awards
Commanderie des Fins Goustiers du Duché d’Alençon
National Irish Food Awards
Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards
Free from Food Awards

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