Artisan Food Producers | Kilkenny Tourism

Artisan Food Producers


This is a list of the Artisan Food producers in Kilkenny. While the list was created for Kilkenny Tourism members (Chefs, Restaurants, Cafes and Bars) it might also be of interest to the visitor to Kilkenny.


The list includes full and part time, small-scale Kilkenny food producers was commissioned by Kilkenny Tourism for their members in the hospitality sector and is maintained by Keith Bohanna with the assistance of Julie Calder Potts.

Summary of Contact information is below. The full list is maintained at:

A Slice of Heaven | Mary McEvoy | E: | 087 9533870

Breagagh Valley Artisan Meats Ltd | Lada Navratil | E: | 087 6670926

Cramers Grove Ice Cream | Nigel & Carol Harper | | T: Nigel 087 686 8585 | T: Carol 087 653 5561

Goatsbridge Trout Farm |  Mag and Ger Kirwan | | T: 086 818 8340

Highbank Organic Orchards | Julie & Rod Calder Potts | | T: +353 56 7729918

Joan and Bob’s Juicy Jams | Joan & Bob Fitzgerald Cahill| E:

Kells Wholemeal | Rob Mosse | E: | T: 056-7727399

Kilkenny Free Range | Mary and Tony Walsh | | T: 0567763426

Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese Co. | Helen Finnegan | | T: 56 7728446

Lavistown Foods | Denise Walsh | E:

Mileeven Honey | Sarah and Eilish Gough | E: | T: +353 51 643368

Ryeland House | Anne Neary | E: | T: 086-276 7656

Second Nature Oils | Kitty Colchester | E:| T: 087-9265423

Sinead Cranwell | E: | T: 087-9214615

Spelt Bakers | Josephine Plettenburg | E:| T: +353 (86) 895 8538

Tess’s Home Baking | Paul and Theresa Doyle | T: 087 6489384

Truffle Fairy | Mary Teehan | E: | T: 087 2862634


This state of the art new distillery at Ballykeefe is the first Whiskey distillery to operate in Kilkenny in over 200 years. It revives an Irish tradition of family farm distilleries lost for centuries.

Kilkenny City

Artisan butcher and delicatessen shop run by Lada Navratil at Newpark Shopping Centre, KK selling top quality meats, cheese, cold meat platters, local produce and many more..




We will stock hubbard chickens and bronze turkeys that will have access to fresh pasture all day to exercise and forage. We will also have farm fresh eggs available for sale in October.

Costellos Brewing Company in Kilkenny

Located in the heart of Kilkenny, Costello’s are the new wave of Kilkenny brewers. We’re a family owned craft brewery, passionate about beer. 

Experience Kilkenny in a glass, enjoy a pint of Costello’s in a Kilkenny Bar or Restaurant.

Goatsbridge Trout Farm - Artisan Food Producer in Kilkenny

At Goatsbridge Fish Farm, trout is their passion. Their knowledge and experience farming rainbow trout has been passed down through three generations. Each catch comes daily from the  crystal clear waters of The Little Arrigle River, giving their trout unique taste and texture. They love trout, and they know if you give it a try you will too!

Choose what you’d like to eat and how often. Complete the survey so we know what you like.
Then get delicious nutritions meals direct to your door - at home or at work.





“Nothing says home like the smell of baking”, is one of Martina Foleys favourite quotes. Having spent her childhood years growing up in their family guesthouse with the delightful aroma of home baking from the kitchen of her mother, Marie, whose baking skills were developed from the traditional “just like Granny used to make recipes”.

Hardy Food

Originally we could not find a single pesto that did not havesome filler, preservative or alternative ingredient in it. So we started making our own. An unadulterated pesto to an original Italian recipe.

Highbank Orchards Kilkenny

Highbank Orchards is home to the original and innovative and multi award winning HIGHBANK orchard syrup. We also produce several delicious Apple juices, including our acclaimed Christmas organic mulling apple juice.


At home in their kitchen in Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland, they create and make all of their own unique recipes and flavour combinations.