10 February 2017

According to extensive Bord Bia research, did you know that 64% of people consider Bacon & Cabbage the meal most synonymous with Ireland! So much is our love of the delicious staple; 3 in 10 crave Bacon & Cabbage when travelling abroad.


For most no tradition is greater on St. Patrick’s Day than gathering the family for a traditional Irish dinner. With heritage foods and traditional ingredients, more popular than ever, Pat Whelan of James Whelan Butchers decided it was time to share a tradition that has long been part of his family's St Patrick’s dinner – Grandfather Whelan’s Heritage Cure Irish Ham.


Cured on the bone, using a process passed down for generations in the Whelan family, the Heritage Cure Irish Ham has a distinctive flavour with a hint of smoked hickory undertones, particularly low in salt, with the bone bringing a certain sweetness to the meat. With no preparation, simply cooked at a very low temp (140 degrees) over 4 hours, the low and slow cooking develops the unique flavour, ensuring moist and tender results and incredible juiciness throughout the meat.


A personal favourite of the Whelan family, with the much coveted Bord Bia Quality Mark, and with James Whelan Butchers 100% guarantee, it will give homes across Ireland a truly traditional St Patrick’s Day dinner, healthy, with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of satisfaction.


The Heritage Cure Irish Ham is available in a 4.7-5.7Kg joint at €29.99 and can be purchased directly from James Whelan Butchers stores or delivered to your door with next day delivery via the online butchers store www.jameswhelanbutchers.com