Shows and Exhibitions
In the 1980s, Edward and Colette Twomey wanted to share the taste of Clonakilty Blackpudding and so a road show began. Edward and Colette displayed at the Cork Show, Bord Bia cookery nights and the RDS to name but a few. These shows were used as a platform for consumers to taste the range but they also helped increase awareness of the Clonakilty products, so much so that consumers started to ask for Clonakilty Blackpudding and Whitepudding at their local supermarkets.
In turn, because of the success of the shows and exhibitions that Colette and Edward attended, Superquinn and Quinnsworth made contact, seeking supply of the much sought-after products. Dunnes Stores was next to call and so it continued. The rest is history!
In recent years, Clonakilty Food Company has continued to attend shows and exhibitions throughout Ireland, the UK and even Australia. These include the Ploughing Championships, Taste of Dublin, Women’s Mini Marathon, Taste of London, Foodie Festivals, BBC Good Food Shows, Ideal Home Show London, and much much more. You can keep an eye on our UK page to see where we’ll be heading next!
In 1989 at the Butcher’s Association National Awards Clonakilty Blackpudding and Clonakilty Whitepudding won first prize in their respective categories which in turn gave them national recognition and Clonakilty Food Co has won awards in Ireland, the UK and France ever since.
Most recently, our awards include Great Taste Awards, Blas na hÉireann, Agribusiness Awards, Free from Food Awards, Ulster Bank Business Achievers, National Irish Food Awards and Commanderie des Fins Goustiers du Duché d’Alençon, to name but a few.