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L-R; Sarah Gough, Audrea Hassett, Paddy Berridge, Eamonn Lonergan, Eoghan Hegarty, Kilkenny Leader Partnership, Mary O’Neill, Robert Mosse & Pauline Dunne.

© 2014 Garrett FitzGerald Photography


The First of It’s Kind

Funded by Kilkenny LEADER Partnership, the Irish Food Co-op  is the first operation of it’s kind in Ireland.  The Co-op was officially launched on the 25th July in the gardens of Butler House Kilkenny.

It marks the beginning of an exciting venture for 7 Irish artisan food companies – Mileeven, Tastefully Yours, Knockanore Cheese, Killowen Farm, O’Neills, The Little Mill and Carrigbyrne Farmhouse.

The aim of Irish Food Co-op is to  maximise their  efficiency and sales through shared national distribution.  For retailers, the ‘one entity’ nature of the Irish Food Co-op brings considerable benefits including one contact, one invoice and one delivery.

Many thanks to Barrow Noir Suir Development for their valued contribution to this project.

For more information contact Eoghan Hegarty at