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Limerick Tidy Towns Monthly award August 2017 – O’Connell’s Butchers

The Limerick Tidy Towns Monthly award August 2017 goes to O’Connell’s Butchers. Pictured outside the shop are Tom Reale, Maura O’Neill, Limerick City Tidy Towns, Paul Craughan, Owner of O’Connells Butchers, and Antón Togher with the award. Photo: Maxine Bramley/ilovelimerick. 

Limerick Tidy Towns Monthly award August 2017 – O’Connell’s Butchers

Limerick City Tidy Towns have presented their Limerick Tidy Towns Monthly award August 2017 to O’Connell’s Butchers on Little Catherine Street for their beautifully maintained traditional butcher shop, making it two awards in a week for the renowned Limerick Butchers who also reached the final stages of the prestigious Blas Na h-Eireann awards due to take place in Dingle in September, for their dried cured smoked pork belly. Given that there were over two and a half thousand entries, this is a remarkable achievement for both O’Connell’s Butchers and Limerick city and we wish them every success in the final.

Maura says “We have long admired the O’Connell’s Butcher’s unit on this lovely pedestrianised street in the heart of the city, but having already given an award to a nearby unit in 2016, we waited until 2017 to give them this well-deserved recognition.  O’Connell’s Butchers has long been renowned throughout Limerick not only for the quality of its produce but also for its striking and immaculately kept exterior, beautiful traditional signage and consistently head-turning window displays, matched only by the delicious smells emanating from the shop.  The unit was also suggested to us as a potential award winner by a member of the public and a regular customer of O’Connell’s, so it’s great to see that their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed by all who shop there”.  



O’Connell’s Butchers was first established in 1919 and is a family owned and operated business, renowned throughout the Mid-West region for providing the highest quality beef and pork products to the people of Limerick and beyond.  As well as the most recent Blas na hEireann award mentioned above, it has won both regional and national champion awards

for Limerick Ham and barbequed products and is also a current holder of the Bridgestone “Best in Ireland” Award which is a guarantee of the best service possible being provided.  Please do drop by to discover their award-winning produce for yourself any time or call them on 061 414819.

O’Connell’s Butchers is the eighth Limerick City Tidy Towns winner for 2017, following The White House Bar in July, Bluebird Care in June, Enzo’s in May, Billy Higgins Clothing in April, No 1 Pery Square in March, Casey’s Londis Mount Kennett in February and Narrative 4 in January, and all monthly winners will be in with the chance of winning the overall prize for 2017 at the annual Tidy Towns event to be held early in 2018. 

Limerick City Tidy Towns would like to thank Maxine Bramley from I Love Limerick for taking the photographs for this and all of their monthly awards.

If you wish to volunteer with Limerick City Tidy Towns they meet every Sunday morning at 11 am at the corner of Thomas Street and O’Connell Street, and on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm outside the White House during summer months. For further details, you can like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, check their website or email [email protected]

To find out more about Limerick Tidy Towns click here

To read more of our stories on previous Limerick Tidy Towns Monthly Award winners click here  

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