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Today, Edward Twomey’s butcher shop still stands and trades at 16 Pearse St., Clonakilty. Our traditional butcher shop does much more than sell the iconic black pudding. We do everything else well too, offering a full range of fresh meats and meat products, all of a very high standard.

The butcher shop has been part of Clonakilty town centre for over 130 years, and still serves the local people. The Twomey family are proud of their local roots and make every effort to support the locals that support them. The family are involved in supporting many clubs and sports, as well as local businesses which are important to the community.

Clonakilty Town

Clonakilty (Irish: Cloich na Coillte), is a multi-award winning, innovative & dynamic seaside town, at the heart of West Cork, in the South of Ireland.

West Cork is renowned for its food produce. Clonakilty has a vast array of restaurants, café’s and bars, all serving the very best of what West Cork has to offer in food, culture and music. 

Clonakilty won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition in 1999, in the category of Ireland’s tidiest small town and has won awards in the competition every year since. The cleanliness and the community’s pride are clearly evident upon entering the town, and is the result of the voluntary efforts of the local community and trades people.

Clonakilty became Ireland’s first Fair Trade town, and is now part of the Cittaslow movement. This is an organisation which promotes taking time to think about and enjoy everything we do, and respecting seasonality and authenticity in our food. This philosophy is shared by the many people who work to ensure your culinary experience in Clonakilty is one which is rooted in a true connection to our land and sea, and an instinctive understanding of the real meaning of hospitality.


The Clonakilty Blackpudding story was built off a strong sense of quality, identity and pride; attributes we feel are also synonymous with the teams and events that we sponsor. These partnerships will enhance awareness of our products giving us exposure at the top level of sports whilst also reinforcing the importance we place on supporting our traditional Cork customer base and the wider community.

Clonakilty Blackpudding Co. proudly sponsors:

Clonakilty GAA and Rugby

Cork City FC

The Irish Tarmac Rally Championship

Fr.Murphy's Camogie & Ladies Gaelic Football Club, London

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  • Clonakilty Food Co.,
  • 16 Pearse Street,
  • Clonakilty, West Cork.

Registered in Ireland No. 137198.

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