Rural Oscars London - 4th Feburary 2015

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.

Nolan’s of Kilcullen are the only Irish food business to have achieved the honour of being U.K. and Ireland Champion when they won the title in 2012 and today they were crowned the Champion of Champions at a very glitzy event at the House of Lords.

James and Emma Nolan represented Nolan’s of Kilcullen and Ireland at the glitzy awards ceremony in the House of Lords, London.
James Nolan is the 4th generation of the Nolan family to run the business in Kilcullen, Co. Kildare.

It is a family business that was established back in 1886 and employs 25 people and manages to blend tradition and craftsmanship in the most modern of facilities in a most warm and welcoming shop.

About Nolan's Butchers:

Nolan's Butchers of Kilcullen, located in the small village of Kilcullen in Co. Kildare, still retains a lot of the charm and tradition it possessed when it was first established back in 1886 but in a beautiful and friendly shop with all the state of the art facilities. This thriving business is currently run by James and Emma Nolan, with James being the 4th generation of the Nolan family to run the business.

Nolan's is a butchers that is a cut above the rest, and is thoroughly unique in its facilities. The award winning store has its own EU approved abattoir, boning hall, processing hall, curing facility and livestock just 200 meters from the store. This provides James with unrivalled control over everything from “farm to fork”. All their beef comes from heifers from the Nolan farm or local farmers, and there is an approved traceability system in place.

Nolan's make their own home made sausages and black and white puddings fresh on site, from recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. They have won numerous awards at the Irish Craft Butchers competitions, and took home the coveted award of Best Butcher's in the UK and Ireland from the House of Lords in 2012. Their home cured spiced beef, a traditional festive favourite at Christmas, has also won many National titles. In November 2014, Nolan’s of Kilcullen won the award for the Best Festive product with their Low Salt Home Baked Ham at the European Fins Goustiers awards in France, awards which celebrate the finest of foods – they also won the award for the best traditional pork sausage at the Irish Pork Society competition in 2014.

Nolan's Store is more than a butcher shop; it offers customers an array of culinary delights from its delicatessen, fish counter, fruit and vegetables, breads, cheeses and fine wine, sourced from many local Artisan producers. Nolan's has been a staple in the community for generations, employing the same dedicated members of staff for over 20 years, and has become, as James says, “A place to meet, to buy your meat!”

Recent Awards include:

WINNER OF THE BEST FESTIVE MEAT PRODUCT IN IRELAND AT THE EUROPEAN FINS GOUSTIER AWARDS IN FRANCE, NOVEMBER 2014 - WITH THEIR OWN LOW SALT HOME BAKED HAM.

WINNER OF THE IRISH PIG SOCIETY - BEST TRADITIONAL PORK SAUSAGE IN IRELAND IN 2014.

WINNER OF THE BEST WHITE PUDDING & BEST SPICED BEEF IN IRELAND AT ASSOCIATED CRAFT BUTCHERS OF IRELAND AWARDS, SEPTEMBER 2012

WINNER OF THE BEST TRADITIONAL PORK SAUSAGES IN IRELAND AT THE FIN GOUSTIERS AWARDS, FRANCE NOVEMBER 2012

CHAMPION BUTCHERS SHOP IN THE U.K. & IRELAND AT THE COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE AWARDS, HOUSE OF LORDS, LONDON, 2012.

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