McCarthys of Kanturk
Kanturk is the home of one of Ireland’s most celebrated butchers. Jack and his son, Tim McCarthy, the fifth generation of butcher in the family to run the shop, are well known for their value-added beef and pork products. The McCarthys puddings, beef, bacon and rashers have won international awards.
The Bridgestone Irish Food Guide 2010 says,
“McCarthy’s look like a normal butcher’s shop in a normal Irish town. It’s no such thing. Cherrywood smoked beef. Duhallow lamb sausage. A member of the Brotherhood of the Black Pudding. Whiskey dry-cured rashers. See what we mean about not being a conventional butcher’s shop? Where else would you see meat treated with such fiendish imagination? Tim is the 5th generation of the family to have taken up the butcher’s apron so McCarthy’s allies contemporary nous and know how with more than a century of family tradition. And they are always striving to make something new, to take modern ideas and marry them to the best meat they can source. And now, with an online shop, you don’t have to make the pilgrimage to Kanturk to get your hands on these exhilarating exciting foods. Unique.”