A Joy in Tradition

Everyone has Christmas Traditions – so many of these revolve around sharing great quality food with friends and family. While we wait with bated breath to see when and what restrictions will be lifted, we are all focussed on being able to “break bread” with loved ones this Christmas.

We all know that this year Christmas will be like no other, which is why we need to spoil our loved ones a little more – and how better than sharing great food around the Christmas dinner table.

At James Whelan Butchers we are committed to bringing our customers and friends world class products, as nature intended, and this year we have a mouthwatering Christmas Brochure packed full of our Christmas food favourites, helping everyone make great choices when it comes to feeding loved ones this festive season.

All of these delicious products can be selected in any of our in all our shops around the country or through our online Christmas Counter, for convenient door to door delivery right now or in time for Christmas.


Heritage Ham

What would Christmas be without delicious ham. Christmas is not complete for us without our Heritage Cure Ham taking pride of place on the Christmas table. Award-winning flavours and succulent, juicy meat that melts in the mouth like butter…..

This year this wonderful product took home two 3 Gold Star Great Taste Awards – and here is what the judges said about this wonderful product “The treatment is faultless. The rearing is clearly caring, reflected in the quality. The curing is light on salt and the sweet yet savory smoke beautifully balanced.

For Christmas you can choose – Whole Heritage Cure Ham or Easy Carve – either way – joy on a plate.

Here’s a link to a video produced with our friends in Bord Bia to show you a really easy way to cook Christmas Ham – Click here and just let the signature hickory smoked aromas fill your home with warmth this Christmas.


Christmas Spice – makes all things nice!

Spiced Beef is a really big Cork tradition, but we find that it’s a must buy at Christmas time for so many of our customers and friends throughout Ireland. We find that there is nothing like the aromas of spices, served hot or cold for a simple Christmas Eve buffet or spicing up a festive sandwich during the holidays. We just boil it with some root vegetables and Guinness, leave to chill in the water and it’s ready perfect for slicing.


Free Range

Something that is popular at any time of year, for family occasions, is turkey. It brings a sense of occasion to a special family meal and is naturally the first thing on people’s Christmas food shopping list. In all of our shops and in our online store, we offer Free Range Turkeys all year round – something we are very proud of.

All of our turkeys are free range – grown naturally and for longer in open pastures, with the freedom to forage and roam. This gives the meat a depth of flavour, wonderful texture and irresistible moistness.

We have turkeys of all sizes and on our website we have a guide to help you with that all important question “What size turkey do I need?” Whether it is a large turkey to feed a big family gathering or a smaller boneless crown that is so easy to carve and hassle free – we promise we will have the perfect turkey for you and your loved ones this year. – Oh and don’t forget the stuffing!


Breakfast of Kings

The Joy of Christmas doesn’t begin with the Turkey & Ham Roast Dinner. In our house we always wake up on Christmas morning to a really hearty breakfast, before we go on a long walk, once the Turkey has gone into the oven. Home made brown bread, that special marmalade – even a glass or Bucks Fizz with some fresh orange juice, goes down so well – it is Christmas Day Breakfast after all!

We always have our famous Breakfast Pack on Christmas morning, which is full of a variety of mouthwatering artisan products and flavours. The aroma of the fry or grill and we are ready to open our presents – just add a pot of warm tea!

Our beautiful Christmas Brochure also contains the most amazing free range goose from a free range farm in Co. Kilkenny and from our great friends at Hannan Meats, exclusive to James Whelan Butchers, we also include a mouthwatering selection of Salt Aged Roasts and Sharing Steaks.

To ease the burden of Christmas shopping, all of our Christmas products can be delivered straight to your door, or the door of your loved one, right now or on our special Christmas Delivery service on 23rd December. Simply click here for more information on our Christmas nationwide delivery service or to place your order.

We would love to help you make this Christmas one to remember.


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