We strive to put homegrown Irish businesses front and centre of our business, championing small suppliers wherever possible, and always seeking superior products whether they’re to be cooked in our kitchens, brewed in our coffee cups, or slept on in our bedrooms. We also like them to have a bit of a story!
We’re proud to work alongside:
A small business set up in 2016 by school friends Declan Kinsella and Paul O’ Shaughnessy from Celbridge, Co Kildare. Their focus is on speciality grade coffee beans, sourced globally and roasted locally. Their roasting process is carefully adjusted for each ethically-sourced bean to ensure the full flavour and quality is brought through in order to create the perfect cup.
An Irish family business that began around the kitchen table, Nik’s is now an award winning supplier of bespoke & speciality teas from around the world. Nik’s Tea aims to create organic herbal teas that are healthy & full of exciting flavours for experimental & experienced tea enthusiasts. They are committed to an ecological production process & packaging plan and succeeded in their aim to achieve Bord Bia Origin Green status in mid-2019.
Alan and Valerie Kingston from County Cork founded Glenilen Farm on the premise that wholesome, everyday food should only be made using a few simple ingredients, like fresh, local milk and real fruit. The couple still operate their hugely successful yoghurt business as if they were back in the family kitchen, using carefully sourced ingredients to make food with a conscience for families across Ireland and the UK. From utilising reusable glass jars to recycled rainwater, they simply do what comes naturally, keeping sustainability top of mind through a number of different initiatives as members of Bord Bia’s Origin Green programme.
From the shore to our door, the Kelly Oyster farm is nestled in a small inlet on Ireland’s majestic, wild and rugged West coast, gently tucked between the ancient Burren Mountains and the hills of Connemara. The oysters bask in waters that combine the very best of the Atlantic tide with the sweet waters of the dramatic limestone Burren, the peaty Connemara bogs and the rich fields of Athenry. It’s a unique recipe that makes for a totally singular taste. Kelly Oysters farm up to a million oysters every year – all hand-harvested, packed in traditional baskets with seaweed, and shipped to customers locally.
One of the few family-owned farming-and-butcher operations in Ireland. This allows Gilligan’s Farm to control and maximise the quality and consistency of their beef and lamb as well as providing customers with full traceability of their products. Their story goes back over 100 years when Tom Gilligan built the family farmhouse and started farming the land in Roscommon. Producing quality beef is all about caring for your animals. Gilligan’s Farm grows a range of crops on the family farm and work with a dietitian to ensure that the animals have the vitamins and minerals they need, resulting in an award winning, high-quality product.
Irish stoneground flour and porridge oats grown and milled by James Kelly in Ballymore Eustace in County Kildare.
A small 1,000L microbrewery based onsite at Lock 13 Brewpub, along the Grand Canal in the picturesque village of Sallins, County Kildare, Kildare Brewing Co. produces flavoursome & small batch real beer from local malt & pristine water from a nearby granite lake which lets the hops, yeast & malt shine through.
A small business that sprung from a Covid-19 redundancy for chef Ryan who started making chocolates to sell with friend Dylan at winter markets, Buíoch Chocolates’ own factory now lies in the heart of Celbridge, Co. Kildare on the banks of the River Liffey. Selling chocolates online, in seasonal markets and in a growing number of shops across Ireland they’ve quickly gone from having just 3 chocolate treats, to 24 inspired delights!