Butcher brings pudding to new heights
McCarthy’s Butchers of Kanturk use traditional techniques and innovative new ideas and have become one of Ireland’s most prominent and celebrated meat producers.
Jack and his son, Tim, the fifth generation of butcher in the family to run the shop, are known for their value-added beef and pork products. McCarthy’s bacon and rashers have won international awards; the black pudding has won acclaim from the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Blackpudding and was served to the Queen at the banquet on her 2011 visit to Ireland.
With quality at the foremost of their minds, and the clean air and lush pasture- land providing healthy livestock, you can rest assured that Jack and Tim will source the finest meat for your plate.
The Bridgestone Irish Food Guide described it thus: “McCarthy’s look like a normal butcher’s shop in a normal Irish town. It’s no such thing. Cherrywood smoked beef. Duhallow lamb sausage. A member of the Brotherhood of the Black Pudding. Whiskey dry-cured rashers. See what we mean about not being a conventional butcher’s shop? Where else would you see meat treated with such fiendish imagination? Tim is the 5th generation of the family to have taken up the butcher’s apron so McCarthy’s allies contemporary nous and know how with more than a century of family tradition. Unique.”