‘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!

Craft Butcher Awards 2011 

NOLANS OF KILCULLEN WON 8 GOLD MEDALS from 8 products entered in the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland Leinster GREAT TASTE AWARDS at the end of August in Portlaoise.

This is the 3rd consecutive year that every product entered has won a GOLD MEDAL which is a phenomenal achievement. It's a great compliment to ANDY & JAMES NOLAN for their recipes & to FRED MITCHELL for all the long hours & hard work that goes into making the well known Sausages & Puddings that NOLAN'S are famous for.