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James Whelan Butchers: ‘Summers End 2022

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | 1 Comment »

As I write it’s another rain soaked Irish summer’s day with a bit of a gust thrown in. I wonder if I have the will to believe it will turn around before the children return to school. Now the upturned hourglass is well and truly running out of sand and my wishful anticipation of a […]

Mother’s Day 2022

Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food, Occasions | No Comments »

Mother’s Day is one of the highlights of our year, a day when we honour our own mothers, grandmothers and in this era of blended families – we honour step mothers and other strong female influences in our lives. Traditionally on this day, mothers and mother figures are treated with cards, flowers and other thoughtful […]

Dude Food

Posted on Friday, February 4th, 2022 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

February is a great month for sport. We have round one of the Six Nations starting this Saturday, the Winter Olympics start today in Beijing. In GAA, February marks Round 2 of the Allianz Football League and across the water in the UK, the Premier League hots up with some really great matches in February. […]

James Whelan Butchers: A Taste of the Orient

Posted on Sunday, January 23rd, 2022 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

With the Chinese New Year fast approaching it got me thinking about Chinese food and how we could take some Chinese influences to shake up the mid week menu. There are general Chinese cooking principles that can be applied. I like the fact that you don’t have to stick to the same meat or vegetables. […]

Christmas Opening Times 2021

Posted on Thursday, November 25th, 2021 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

Our Christmas week opening times for our butcher shops in: Clonmel, Co. Tipperary; Rathcoole, Co. Dublin; Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt, Co. Dublin; Dunnes Stores Swan Centre, Rathmines, Co. Dublin; Kilmacanogue, Bray, Co. Wicklow; Dunnes Stores, Swords; Dunnes Stores, Blanchardstown Centre; Dunnes Stores, Leopardstown Valley Shopping Centre; Dunnes Stores, Bishopstown Court, Cork; Dunnes Stores, Naas; Dunnes Stores, Jetland Shopping Centre; Dunnes Stores, Tralee NCR

A Food Lovers Kingdom Dream as James Whelan Butchers Opens in Tralee

Posted on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food, Press | No Comments »

James Whelan Butchers were delighted to open their brand new shop in Tralee on November 4th, creating up to 30 new jobs. The family-run butchers’ newest shop, opening just in time for the Christmas season, is part of the redevelopment of Dunnes Stores, North Circular Road in Tralee which includes a new state of the […]

James Whelan Butchers to create 60 new jobs – Two new shops opening in Kerry & Dublin

Posted on Monday, November 8th, 2021 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food, Press | No Comments »

Multi-award-winning artisan butcher James Whelan Butchers are opening two new shops within a day of each other in November, one in the market town of Tralee in Co. Kerry and the other in the South Dublin suburbs of Leopardstown, creating over 60 new jobs in the process. With two shops opening in two days it […]

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 […]