About Us

About Us

We are fifth generation award-winning artisanal butchers with a passion for the art of butchery, carrying out traditions passed down from one generation to the next.

Pat Whelan, CEO James Whelan Butchers, Fifth Generation Butcher and Farmer With a growing network of 12 shops across Ireland (Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Tipperary, Cork, Kerry & Limerick), we offer our customers a world-class retail experience of Quality and Expertise, something that is in our DNA.

Founded in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary in the 1960s, our history and experience in agricultural processes uniquely gives our craftspeople the expertise to control and develop high standards at each stage of the supply chain from selection to maturation, to end-product refrigeration and presentation.

Having our own farm, our own production and logistic facilities and our own shops to sell our products, allows us to give people that essential element of trust which every customer requires when they buy meat today in our shops or order online. The high standards are achieved by constantly assessing and reassessing every aspect of our business. We do this by listening to our customers and our people.

We are committed to delivering world class products and service which has generated strong links with food producers who share the same ethos as us, and we are proud founding members of the Tipperary Food Producers – a community dedicated to showcasing the high quality artisanal food producers in this world renowned region of Ireland.