22 August 2019

James Whelan Butchers was delighted to open their ninth shop in Naas Town Centre on August 22nd in the much anticipated Dunnes Stores Food Hall. James Whelan Butchers is part of this unique collaboration that celebrates the provenance and quality of some of Ireland’s leading and award-winning Irish artisan producers all under one roof.

In 2016, the fifth generation butchers launched its collaboration with Ireland’s leading retailer Dunnes Stores, another family business with immense heritage and a strong sense of pride in delivering quality products and great value to its customers for generations. This partnership has led to the opening of a number of James Whelan Butcher shops around Ireland - Cornelscourt and Rathmines in 2016, Swords in 2017 and Blanchardstown and Cork in 2018. This year has now seen the opening of their ninth shop in Naas, which will be closely followed by the opening of their new shop in Limerick.

Pat Whelan, CEO of award-winning artisan butchers, James Whelan Butchers stated “The James Whelan Butchers team are so proud to be part of this new food shopping experience and look forward to welcoming customers old and new to our new home in Naas. We already have so many loyal customers from the Naas area who visit our many other stores or shop online with us, so it’s great for us to be able to bring our range of special products even closer to them.”

James Whelan Butchers was founded in the 1960’s by husband and wife team, James and Joan Whelan who are fifth generation butchers and farmers. The current CEO Pat Whelan, James and Joan’s son, has been at the realm since 1999 and has developed the brand nationally and internationally, creating award-winning artisan products, which appear on the shelves of some of the leading international retailers, including Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and WholeFoods.

Padraic Carney, Manager of Dunnes Stores Naas and his team were very busy getting ready to open this brand new food shopping destination. He stated ahead of the launch “My team and I look forward to welcoming our new customers to our store and are so proud to be part of this exciting development for Dunnes Stores, bringing world class food retail to Naas town centre, while remaining true to our promise of better value which is instilled in all of us. We are delighted to be joined by some of the top names in food retail, offering all food lovers in Naas amazing quality food.”

Naas’ Food Hall has some of Ireland’s top artisan food brands, offering local food lovers a world class retail experience on par with best international standards. Alongside the family-run butchers, the Food Hall sees stand alone shops from Sheridans Cheesemongers, Alternative Bread Company and Nourish health food store, as well as a wide array of other Irish and international products from the multi-award winning Simply Better Collection.

The brand new, state of the art store, which is on the site of the former Superquinn Store on Main Street in Naas will be open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm Monday to Wednesday and on Saturday, 8am to 10pm Thursday and Friday, and 9am to 8pm on Sunday.

To find out more about James Whelan Butchers visit www.jameswhelanbutchers.com.