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Our Top Tips for Barbecuing

Posted on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Nothing says summer more than the sights and smells of people cooking and enjoying great food outdoors. We just love dusting off the BBQ and garden furniture – inviting friends and family round, creating great times in the back garden! Heaven! We asked some of our team for their barbequing tips, from cooking the perfect […]

James Whelan Butchers to Create up to 20 Jobs in Tralee

Posted on Monday, April 19th, 2021 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food, Press | No Comments »

We are so proud to share with you that we will be opening our 11th shop later this summer in Tralee, Co. Kerry, creating up to 20 new jobs in the region. The new addition to the family will be part of the redevelopment of Dunnes Stores, North Circular Road in Tralee which will include […]

Our Family Favorite Christmas Recipes

Posted on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

With only a few days to Christmas Day, our teams are busy putting the finishing touches together on all of the Christmas orders and when our customers and friends come in to collect their Christmas food, we love chatting with them and sharing hints, tips and guides for cooking the turkey, ham or spiced beef. […]

Plan for a Happy Christmas

Posted on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

There will always be those prepared for Christmas in September and while we may admire their industriousness for most of us it just isn’t practical. So here we find ourselves in the first week of December, the Christmas lights are up, the Christmas songs are playing in the shops and it’s time to get festive. […]

Gift The Taste of Home This Christmas

Posted on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Christmas is a time for coming home, sitting round the fire with friends and family and enjoying the best of food, great company and celebrating the festive season together. This year for everyone it will be a Christmas like no other – and unfortunately for some it will mean sacrifice and not being able to […]

A Joy in Tradition

Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

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 […]

A Perfect Partnership – Christmas & Great Food!

Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Over two years ago we announced a very special partnership with Peter Hannan of Hannan’s Meats, launching our Himalayan Salt Aged Beef, exclusive to James Whelan Butchers. Peter and Pat both come from very traditional Irish farming backgrounds. Both have an incredible expertise and a deep appreciation for the raw materials. It is this quality […]

A big day for us at James Whelan Butchers and for our Heritage Cure Ham!

Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2020 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

We were humbled and delighted that our signature Heritage Cure Ham was in the final of the Golden Fork Awards 2020. Having received the 3 Star accolade at the Guild of Fine Food, Great Taste Awards in September, the whole team were so proud when this product, so simple, yet full of such flavour, was […]

Mama’s Meatballs

Posted on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

One of the most popular dishes in our James Whelan Butchers range is the great family favourite, Mamas Meatballs.

World Steak Challenge

Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2019 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Tipperary Butcher strikes Gold at The World Steak Challenge James Whelan Butchers certainly lived up to their ‘world class’ ambitions on Wednesday night, achieving both Gold and Silver at the World Steak Challenge. Blind tested and tasted against 300 steaks, from 25 different countries, spreading across four continents, their Tipperary home grown beef excelled in […]

James Whelan Butchers on Neven Maguire’s Irish Food Trails

Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

We had the great pleasure to host celebrity chef, Neven Maguire to our shop and farm in Clonmel for his new TV series in association with Bord Bia, Nevens Irish Food Trails. In this new series Neven meets a collection of fascinating chefs, craftsmen and food producers who understand the importance of sustainability – Origin Green. During this episode […]

Christmas Opening Times 2016

Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

  Our Christmas week opening times for our butcher shop in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary are as follows: Day Opening Times Monday 19th Dec 8AM – 6PM Tuesday 20th Dec 8AM – 7PM Wednesday 21st Dec 8AM – 7PM Thursday 22nd Dec 8AM – 7PM Friday 23rd Dec 8AM – 8PM Christmas Eve 24th Dec 8AM […]