Ireland’s First 24 Hour Butcher

Christmas is a time for love, joy, family, sharing, Santa Claus and now a 24 hour butchers!

Multi-Award Winning James Whelan Butchers will open their Dunnes Stores, Cornelscourt butcher shop for 96 hours straight in the lead up to Christmas Day. The perfect safety net for any last minute Turkey and Ham shoppers or in case you forget to take the meat out of the freezer on time and are looking for some tasty party food for friends and family!


Known for their craft butchery excellence and expertise, the Cornelscourt butcher shop will open its doors from 7am on Thursday 21st December until 6pm on Christmas Eve.


Speaking about the decision to open for 96 hours straight in support of the Christmas rush, Pat Whelan of James Whelan Butchers said, “It’s quite amazing to look back on the last few years and see how much our small business has grown and is still growing. To be able to operate on a 24 hour basis in the lead up to Christmas is fantastic and hopefully we can help any last minute Christmas food shoppers out of any sticky situations!”


Pat continued, “Our amazing team are excited about the 24 hour offering and to be in the middle of all the Christmas madness helping our customers. It’s Christmas you never know what meaty haphazards could come about! ”


In 1960, James Whelan Butchers opened its first shop in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, building a butchery brand that is now recognised nationally and internationally for creating innovative artisan products.  Passionate about food and its customers, their artisan produce can be found in any of the their six craft butcher shops located in Tipperary and throughout Dublin in Dunnes Stores and Avoca locations.


To find out more about James Whelan Butchers or to order online visit


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