Awards

Awards that Nolans of Kilcullen have won.

Congratulations to Noel Lambe on winning the Best New Meat Product at the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland national finals at the K Club.

Noel came up with the idea of combining Nolan’s famous sausages with chopped smoked bacon, homemade cranberry black pudding as well as our homemade white pudding in a pastry covered roulade, all combining together to make one delicious Irish Breakfast Roll. Noel was very proud to win both the Leinster Final & All Ireland Final competitions.

The awards were presented by Darina Allen, Ballymaloe Cookery School, Champion of Irish Butchers and Irish Artisan Food Producers.

Darina spoke of her great regard for traditional butchery skills; skills that have been passed down through generations and how wonderful that was and that is what Nolan’s of Kilcullen is all about.

All Ireland Winner Best Festive Product in Ireland  

Dermott Mitchell, Emily Behan & Colin Behan won the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland National Speciality Food award as well as the French Fins Goustiers award for the Best Festive Product in Ireland with Nolan’s of Kilcullen own Low Salt – Home Baked Ham.

Fred Mitchell also had an amazing year and also won top Irish and European awards for Nolan’s Home Made Pork Sausages as well as their Gluten Free Reduced Fat Sausages and Home Made Puddings.

Julie Cahill from the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland was thrilled to see the incredible results for Nolan’s of Kilcullen at both Irish & European competitions. She applauded the uniqueness of Nolan’s of Kilcullen which is a 4th generation craft butchers, that was established back in 1886 and still maintains the high standards of craft butchering that makes them one of Ireland’s top butcher shops today.
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Rural Oscars London - 4th Feburary 2015 

IRISH FAMILY BUSINESS, NOLAN'S OF KILCULLEN, WIN PRESTIGIOUS CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS AWARD AT HOUSE OF LORDS, LONDON

Nolan’s of Kilcullen, Co. Kildare have won the very prestigious title of champion of champions at the Rural Oscars last Wednesday in London. They were the only Irish business that was invited to compete in the Countryside Alliance Champion of Champions “Rural Oscars” competition.

The Awards celebrate communities, produce, enterprise and rural heritage and applaud those who routinely go the extra mile for their community and help to promote rural life.

Countryside Alliance invited the Champions from the past 10 years to compete for the title of Champion of Champions.

Over the past ten years they have had over 35,000 businesses nominated by the public for the prestigious Countryside Alliance awards.

Gold Medals for Nolans of Kilcullen 

Great News for Nolans.....James and Fred entered 9 products in the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland Leinster Regional Sausage and Pudding Making Competition and won 9 Gold medals!!!!!
We also qualified for the All Ireland Finals in September!

Great Taste Awards 

In 2012 we received the All-Ireland White Pudding Title & All Ireland Spiced Beef Champion and won 6 Gold Medals at the Great Taste Awards for the following products:

- Traditional Pork Sausages
- Home Made White Pudding
- Home Made Black Pudding
- BBQ Pork Sizzler
- Gluten Free Sausages
- Chilli Sausages

We also came 6th in the Top 50 Stores in Ireland as awarded by Retail Excellence Ireland!

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.

Best Butcher Shop in Ireland 2010 

We were thrilled when 2010 was the year that Our Home made Black & White Pudding was officially awarded the title of BEST in Ireland at the Craft Butchers Competiton.

However we were ecstatic when The Association of Irish Craft Butchers awarded Nolan Butchers of Kilcullen the title of Best Butcher Shop in Ireland 2010

Awards 2008 

In 2008 Retail Excellence Ireland awarded us with the title of "Best Large Store" in Ireland.