In a prime corner spot on Main Street in Newport, Co. Mayo, resides one of the best butcher's shops in the land. Kelly’s Artisan Butchers began 75 years ago when Dominic Kelly, who had served his time with Jake McCormick in Westport decided to open a business in Newport Co Mayo. He named it Dominick Kelly, a name which remains to this day. His sons Seamus and Seán took over the business in 1974, expanding and extending their father’s work. Sean is now the leading butcher, with his own Sean’s sons Kenneth and Cormac working alongside him in this rare and wonderful family business.
Kelly's are among an elite five butchers in Mayo who have their own abattoir. It lies just behind the shop, a small and tranquil environment for the processing of local meats. Once a week they butcher beef and lamb solely for sale in “Kelly’s” It was with justifiable pride that Seán explained that up to 70% of the livestock comes from their own farm, with the remainder is hand picked by himself in the local marts and nearby farms.
Kelly’s has won many national and international awards. Seán is a man who is passionate about his life’s work, striving always for quality and the pleasure of meeting and pleasing his customers. Some of Irelands most prestigious food industry experts have taken the time to personally write and tell Sean how much their guests have enjoyed their Kelly breakfast, a fact he is immensely proud of.
Kelly's puddings and sausages are famous - the result of many years of research, trial and testing by Seán. A well-known local secret “the Putog” (a speciality pudding made in the traditional way), is rapidly loosing its “secret” status. However Seán says 'We make our pudding up to a standard not down to a price. It's what we do, its what we’ve always done. It’s what I was born to do”. Little wonder Seán was invited to participate in Féile na Tuaithe and the Western Food Forum, which celebrates the best of country life today. The Kelly’s have been doing this for the past 75 years as Irish Craft Butcher’s.
Kelly's wonderful produce can be bought from the shop in Newport - alongside a range of fresh local vegetables and kitchen ingredients to make a complete meal. Find them also at many Good Food Ireland establishments, including James Whelan Butchers in Clonmel and Kate's Farmshop in Wexford. Sean also now supplies his meat to the cafe next door - Kelly's Kitchen, run by daughter Shauna. A great way to taste the meat and award winning breakfast produce of a Master Butcher proud of his craft!
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KELLYS OF NEWPORT WHITE PUDDING
KELLYS OF NEWPORT BLACK PUDDING
KELLYS OF NEWPORT WHITE IN BLACK PUDDING 2.5kG
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Read more about Kelly's of Newport, here is their Food Shop Review