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James Whelan Butchers Wins Gold!

Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2016 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food, Press | No Comments »

James Whelan Butchers wins the overall Gold Award at the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards for their Dry Aged Angus Striploin Steak! The winners have been announced for this year’s Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards with James Whelan Butchers celebrating their Gold Award win for the second year in a row – beating […]

James Whelan Butcher Academy

Posted on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food, Press | 2 Comments »

James Whelan Butchers to invest €100k in new scholarship program, dedicated to the art and craft of butchery. This Autumn James Whelan Butchers will launch the first privately certified professional butchery academy. Renowned for their exceptional combination of innovation and tradition, the gold standard in Irish butchers, James Whelan Butchers, is delighted to announce a new, […]

Fat is Back on BBC Radio 4

Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food, Press | No Comments »

I recently spoke to the lovely Ella McSweeney from BBC Radio 4 food programme about the process of making our award-winning Beef Dripping. Our Beef Dripping was recently crowned Supreme Champion at the Great Taste Awards 2015 and as a 5th generation butcher, this product is a real nod to the past. Listen to the podcast on the […]

Ray D’Arcy talks Beef Dripping with Pat Whelan

Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food, Press | No Comments »

Really enjoyed talking to Ray D’Arcy on RTE Radio 1. What strikes me with every conversation, is how nostalgic people are when talking about Beef Dripping. If we asked you to think of the most luxurious, most delicious, finest food imaginable, what would come to mind? Caviar, smoked salmon or maybe some dripping? On Monday […]

Bobby Kerr and Pat Whelan get “Down to Business”

Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food, Press | No Comments »

Had the great pleasure recently of talking to Bobby Kerr on his Saturday Newstalk radio show, Down to Business. We talked about Beef Dripping and family business in general. I’ve put up this link should you be interested in listening to the show.  

James Whelan Butchers: Pat Whelan on The Pat Kenny Show

Posted on Thursday, December 12th, 2013 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Press | No Comments »

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of being on Pat Kenny’s new radio show on Newstalk. On the show we discussed my new book, co-written by Katy McGuinness, the Irish Beef Book which is full of tips, advice and recipes to help you get the best from your beef. We also talked about the art […]

James Whelan Butchers: Coping with the Stress of Christmas on RTE Radio 1

Posted on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Press | No Comments »

Last weekend I was delighted to appear on Marian Finucane’s RTE Radio 1 show to discuss the best way of coping with the stress of Christmas. We discussed the stress people put themselves under when deciding what to cook for Christmas dinner. I talked about the differences between the two main breeds of turkey – […]

James Whelan Butchers: Launch of the Irish Beef Book

Posted on Friday, December 6th, 2013 by Pat Whelan in Press | No Comments »

  We hope you enjoyed reading this post by Pat Whelan of James Whelan Butchers. Pat is a 5th generation butcher, cook book author and the director of  James Whelan Butchers with shops in Clonmel, the Avoca Food Market Monkstown and Avoca Rathcoole. Sign up to our newsletter for more updates from James Whelan Butchers

James Whelan Butchers: Spiced Beef with Keelin Shanley on RTE Radio 1

Posted on Friday, November 29th, 2013 by Pat Whelan in Good Food, Press | No Comments »

This morning I had the pleasure of talking with Keelin Shanley who was filling in for Sean O’Rourke on RTE Radio 1. We discussed what “Spiced Beef” is made from and how the recipe originated in Cork during the 16th and 17th centuries. At that time Cork was one of the largest exporters of beef […]

The Irish Beef Book by Pat Whelan and Katy McGuinness

Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by Pat Whelan in Good Food, Press | No Comments »

‘There has long been a shyness, almost a taboo, about butchery. To me it is an art, a craft, something to be celebrated and I want to tell people about it. I find myself marvelling at the animals I rear and the link they provide between us and the land. These gracious, primal animals provide […]

James Whelan Butchers: Irish Beef Book with Sean O’Rourke Radio 1

Posted on Friday, October 18th, 2013 by Pat Whelan in Press | No Comments »

This morning I had the pleasure of talking with Sean O’Rourke on his new show “Today with Sean O’Rourke” on RTE Radio 1. On my visit we discussed among other things my new book the “Irish Beef Book”, which I co-wrote with the talented Katy McGuinness. In this book I share the benefit of inherited expertise as […]

James Whelan Butchers: Irish Times ‘Best Butcher in Ireland”

Posted on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 by Pat Whelan in Good Food, Press | No Comments »

“Behind a contemporary glass wall stand three lectern-like butcher’s blocks. This is where James Whelan Butchers’ in-house experts take to their spotlit “stage” much like performers in a play. It is the theatrical cut and thrust of boning a carcass that is part of the butchers’ unique selling point in Avoca on Dublin’s Monkstown Crescent. […]