J&C Kenny Ltd
J&C Kenny Ltd, a Wine and Spirit Distribution Company located in Galway in the west of Ireland. The business was the brainchild of Jackie and Carmel Kenny, who began trading in 1979 from a small store attached to their family home. Under the guidance of this husband and wife team, the business rapidly prospered. In order to meet with the growing demands, the company expanded and developed an experienced team of employees.
J&C Kenny Ltd grew out of a vision to offer customers a quality service with competitive prices, and that premise on which the company was built is still our driving force today. Thirty years on, the company has moved to a state of the art premises in Galway and has grown into one of Irelands leading wine and spirit wholesalers.
Jackie and Carmel deliver an outstanding range of new and old world wines alongside bespoke spirits to Tom Sheridan’s.
Galway Bay Seafoods
Galway Bay Seafood’s was founded in the 1950’s by John Holland and it has grown with the city over the preceding years and is today still in the safe hands of Johnny’s family. The Holland family know fish, and from their father they have been immersed in a love and passion for fresh top quality fish. Of course there wasn’t the science there is today, and in those early days, a fishmonger with a college degree was like a duck out of water. A fish man knows his fish; he buys and sells it every day. College was for doctors and lawyers. In those days there reputation was everything and today that reputation rings through in the top quality fish that they source from boats landing throughout Galway’s docks. We are delighted to be able to have such a great source of fresh fish that is such a pivotal player in Galway.
Galway Bay Coffee Company
David Newman started Galway Bay Coffee Company ® seven years ago with nothing more than a driving passion to make a difference in the coffee trade in the west of Ireland. With a rented pallet as a store and a dining room for an office, but with the determination and passion of David Newman to drive his own business, he built it into what it is today. It’s a family-run company, based in Galway city, which endeavours to share its love of fresh, hand-roasted, superior ‘coffee with a conscience’ with customers across the west of Ireland.Galway Bay Coffee Company ® are distributors of Java Republic Roasting Company, which has been supplying Ireland’s leading restaurants, coffee houses, boutique hotels and offices with premium, artisan, hand-roasted, ethical coffees, speciality teas and real hot chocolate for the past 11 years.
In 2009, the company was voted the second most ethical coffee company in Europe by its industry peers and has won over 111 awards for flavour and quality at The Guild of Fine Food Retailers Great Taste Awards.
Linnalla Ice Cream
Traditionally a dairy farm from the mid 1800′s Brid & Roger started making ice cream in 2006 using the milk from their shorthorn cows which are native to the Burren. With fresh cream and wonderful fruits and nuts, as many as possible sourced in the Burren, they produce a beautiful artisan ice cream. Artisian Ice cream made in the Burren with fresh milk, cream, free from artificial additives, preservatives and flavourings. It is egg free, it has no gluten apart from flavours that has biscuit added. It is made in a production site that uses nuts. They source as many ingredients as they can locally and import only the best such as Mexican superior Vanilla.
McGeough’s ‘Connemara Fine Foods
McGeough’s butchers was started in the 1970’s by Eamonn McGeough who after spending well over a century crafting his butchery trade in the UK returned home to Ireland to the small town of Oughterard outside of Galway city and it was here that the McGeough family started trading.
In 1990 Eamonn was joined by his son James who raised in Oughterard, is a true Connemara Man. Following his pursuit for innovation and perfection, James moved to Germany for 6 years where he trained to become a German Master Butcher – a much sought after and respected title and the only Irish butcher to have this qualification. After 6 years, James moved to Ireland with his Master Butchery, enthusiasm and passion. Once home and settled in his fathers butcher shop, James began to experiment with local ingredients to produce products that could be described as being of German/Swiss origin but with that inevitable Connemara touch. Once again we are delighted to be able to work with such a talented butcher and great Connemara business.
Since the early 1980′s Pallas Foods has evolved into one of the leading food service distributors on the island of Ireland under the leadership of the Geary Family. Pallas Foods now part of Sysco since March 2009 have a team of over 550 people dedicated to provide excellent quality product and services to its customers. They currently service over 7,000 customers from their 2012 portfolio of more than 8,500 products. They are unique in that they offer fresh, frozen, ambient and non-food products.