4pm Wednesday 7th March Nolan’s of Kilcullen was this afternoon named as The Best Butcher Shop in Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales at the Countryside Alliance Annual Awards in London. Beating over 3,000 entries James & Emma Nolan received the top award at a glittering prize giving ceremony at the House of Lords, London. James Nolan was understandably very proud of the award but he was quick to acknowledge the incredibly loyal support from all his customers. He also paid tribute to his hard working staff, many of whom are with him for over 20 years and in particular he acknowledged the lifelong work and dedication of his father, Andy, who is still involved in the business today.

‘Rural Oscars’ 2011 –Irish winners announced 

The Countryside Alliance Ireland Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, celebrate the characters, skills, traditions and enterprise of the countryside through the people who work so hard to make it tick. The Awards are public-nomination led, meaning each business is put forward by a supportive customer. Judging of a shortlist of finalists has now taken place and a winner declared in each category. Ireland’s winners for 2011 are introduced by Lyall Plant, Countryside Alliance Ireland Director:

Butcher category champion

Great Taste Awards 2011 

In 2011 we retained our All-Ireland Black Pudding Title and won 8 Gold Medals at the Great Taste Awards for the following products:

- Traditional Pork Sausages
- Home Made White Pudding
- Home Made Black Pudding
- Cranberry Black Pudding
- BBQ Pork Sizzler
- Gluten Free Sausages
- Chilli Sausages
- Lamb Sausages with Moroccan Couscous, Blue Cheese and Rosemary

We have been shortlisted in the Top 6 for Retailer of the Year as awarded by Retail Excellence Ireland!