Limerick butchers taste success at Irish Quality Food Awards

Donal O'Regan

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Donal O'Regan

Hands full: Fiona Madigan and Garrett Landers

Hands full: Fiona Madigan and Garrett Landers

A RECIPE passed down through the generations helped Limerick's Garrett’s Butchers to one of their three successes at the Irish Quality Food Awards.

Fiona Madigan, from Murroe and director of Garrett’s Butchers, submitted three of their products back in April 2017. It was their first year entering the national competition, which is held in high esteem by all food producer and national supermarkets.

The three products Fiona put forward were their EasiCarve leg of lamb, EasiCarve leg of chicken and Nana Lizzie’s black pudding.

All three products were shortlisted and Garrett’s Butchers were announced as winners in all three categories of lamb, chicken and black pudding at the awards night in the Clayton Burlington Hotel, Dublin. They were up against stiff competition of many multinational and national supermarket chains.

“We were delighted to win outright in all three categories which we entered and it is a testament to our wonderful hard working team in both our stores and to our loyal customers,” said Fiona. Of particular pride was the top prize for the affectionately named Nana Lizzie’s black pudding.

“It is a family recipe handed down from my grandmother, Elizabeth Madigan,” said Fiona. All three products are available every day in both their Limerick stores in Dooradoyle and Castletroy. Garett Landers, Fiona and all the team have been the recipient of numerous awards.