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Marcus Completes Dublin City Marathon 2011

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 12:20

Marcus Sherreard - Sales Director at Dawn Group Cross Hands pictured recently participating in the Dublin City Marathon.  He crossed the line in a personal best of 3 hours and 36 minutes. 

Marcus ran in aid of the very worthy cause The Meat Industry BDCI Charity and you can read all about the great work they do by following the link below:

Pictured recently at Dawn Meats members of ProAgria the leading agricultural expert organisation in Finland.  The delegation were brought on a full plant tour by Group Development Manager Paul Nolan.



The 10th Annual Wales the True Taste Food and Drink Awards took place this year in North Wales on Thursday October 20th.  It was the first time the Welsh Assembly Government managed awards were held in North Wales, with the awards ceremony taking place at Venue Cymru in Llandudno.

Earliery this month when he launched this year’s awards, Dr Haydn E. Edwards, chair of the Food & Drink Advisory Partnership said, “When the Wales the True Taste Food & Drink Awards were launched a decade ago the aim was to give public recognition to producers excelling in their sectors and to raise the profile of Welsh food and drink throughout Wales and beyond.

“These ambitions have now been realised and the Awards have grown in popularity and stature, and now in their tenth year the Awards have become a by-word for excellence and an aspirational benchmark for producers.

“Recognised by trade and consumers alike True Taste is an integral part of the Welsh Assembly Government’s food strategy ‘Food for Wales, Food from Wales 2010-2020’ which gives both industry and citizens the best possible foundation to meet the challenges ahead.”

Today’s launch also included a visit from the True Taste kitchen and Conwy Farmers’ Market which featured many past award winners, testament to the growing number of winners from the region.

This year’s awards ceremony concided with the annual North Wales celebration of all things foodie – Gweldd Conwy Feast (22-23 October).

Dawn Meats won the Enillydd Aur Gold in the Pork Category for its Pork Belly Joint with Smoky Barbecue Glaze

See the website for further details:

BDCI Annual Dinner 2011

Monday, 24 October 2011 10:52

The Butchers' and Drovers' Charitable Institution (BDCI) is the Meat Industry's trade charity.  They host a number of fundraising events during the year to help boost funds enabling them to assist more people and meet costs.  The most well-known of these events is the Annual Festival Dinner which took place on Friday 14th October.  Dawn Meats are a long time supporter of the BDCI and were delighted to host a number of tables on the night.

See pictures below:

Table 1 Dawn Meats with Tesco Guests
Ken Hallahan, Tracey Salzen, Charlotte Sutton, Alastair Johns, Claire Brenchley, Caroline Dos Santos, Mary Evans, Hannah Draper, Andy Clarke, Adele Davenall-Gabain

Table 2 Dawn Meats with M&S and Barbecoa Guests
Marcus Sherreard, Adam Perry Lang, Richard Tufton, Marco Peerdeman, Peter Brereton, Linda Arnold, Mags Gore, Laura Chapman, Jim Gilfillan, Tom Harvey

Table 3 Dawn Meas with ASDA Guests
John Comerford, Michelle White, Stuart Crombie, Neil Maggs, Andy Tweedle, David Mainon, Brian Hyland, Paul Shipp, Kristian Gabrielsen, Dermott Slade

Dawn Meats Goes Pink!

Tuesday, 04 October 2011 12:44


Dawn Meats goes Pink…

Friday 7th October is Pink Ribbon Day and signals the beginning of a month of pink activity across the country in support of people affected by breast cancer and Action Breast Cancer’s 10th birthday.

All the Dawn Meats staff are taking up the challenge to wear the most fantasic pink outfit.  Collection boxes will be at the receptions/canteens in all our sites to encourage as many people as possible, staff, customers and visitors to donate as much as they can.


A great effort was made by all staff to participate with over €2000 raised.

Well done to our winners -

Joan Conway and Hazel Travers from Ballyhaunis

Jade Towndrow, Michelle Guiney and Therese Hyde from Charleville

Sinead Cummins from Grannagh

Also - special mention must go to Shane Slattery for his Ms Piggy inspired pink ensemble straight from the catwalk, Sean Breen for his Pink Trousers and Adrian Dickinson for his..... well - see the pictures below

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Our mobile shop made its debut appearance at the National Ploughing Championships 2011 and what a successful show we had!!

It was a great opportunity to promote our online butcher shop and to meet many of our suppliers from around the country.

We will be attending a number of food fairs in the near future so keep an eye on our website for upcoming events!


Waterford Harvest Festival 2011

Monday, 03 October 2011 16:19


Waterford Harvest Festival was a fun filled festival celebrating the culinary heritage and culture of Waterford, the South East and Ireland as a whole.  The festival's aim was to involve people in the appreciation of good, clean, fair food while showcasing all the gastronomic delights the region has to offer.

Now in its fourth year the Waterford Harvest Festival had attractions such as the return of the very popular ‘Picnic and Play’ in the People’s Park and the hugely successful all-island farmers and country market.

Other things included in the 9 day festival included:

See It, Taste It: Sumptuous Slow Food Tours - visit local food producers. Le Taste! - sample a unique style of Mediterranean cuisine. Taste It - whiskey, wine, cheese, beer & coffee tastings - YUM!

Cookery Demos & Chats: Coffee and Conversation with Darina Allen - Chat. Man Can Cook with Jean Baptiste DuBois - Demo.  Family Kitchen with Catherine Fulvio - Demo. Fishy Friday with Martin Shanahan - Demo.  Good Mood Food with Donal Skehan - Demo.

Dine For Fun: A Restaurant Trail with a difference combining flavoursome food and maybe the opportunity to find love!

Glory BEE to HONEY: This will tell you everything you need to know about the goodness of honey and the story of Irish beekeeping.

Fishy Friday: Important thing to know about fish - their nutrients, the dangers that they face and what is being done to make the fishing industry sustainable while ensuring that generations of Irish fishermen can continue to provide delicious fresh fish daily.

Dawn Meats were delighted to play its part again in the festival, see below Paul Nolan working hard to keep everyone fed and satisfied on the day.

Dawn Meats is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Duerden Lindal Moor Beef Abattoir from the Duerden family.  Paddy Walsh M.D. of Primary Processing  Dawn Meats UK said, “We have had a good working relationship with this business and are pleased to add this facility which was completely rebuilt to the highest standard in 2009 to our three other abattoirs in the UK.”

Niall Browne Dawn Meats Group CEO confirmed that this purchase marks the beginning of the company’s new expansion phase. “Dawn will continue to grow, thanks to the support of its staff, and its farmer suppliers, in partnership with its key customers across the UK and Europe,” he added.


26th September, 2011.

For Further Information Contact:

Mr Isla Roebuck
Development Director Primary Processing
Dawn Meats UK
Tel: 0044 1294 461921

Mr Paul Nolan
Group Development Manager
Dawn Meats Ireland
Tel: 00353 51 309 200

Visit us at Anuga 8th - 12th October 2011

Thursday, 15 September 2011 10:54


Anuga is one of the world's most important food and beverage trade fairs, with all of the leading international decision-makers from the trade, food service and catering industries together under one roof. 

It takes place bi-annually in Cologne, Germany from the 8th to the 12th October.

Visit our Stand at Hall 6 Stand B049

To visit the Anuga website log on to

Tullamore Show August 2011 - Update

Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:16

This years show proved to be another amazing event with a €165,000 prize fund, 650 trade & machinery stands and 1000 show classes, it certainly had something for everyone.

The newly launched ‘Meat Village’, also delivered on its promise to enhance the already packed programme for the show this year.  Pictured below Paul Nolan, Group Development Manager - Dawn Meats in front of the Bord Bia cookery stand and the Dawn Meats Stand at the newly launched 'Meat Village'.

The Dawn Meats stand proved very popular throughout the day with nearly 500 people entering the carcase grading competition. The winner will be announced shortly. Dawn Meats also held a tasting competition on the main stage which saw the heifer beef reign supreme in both tasting sessions. Dawn Meats also sponsored the Factory Heifer Championship which was won by Messrs Victor & Clive Barnett, Raphoe, Co Donegal with a Belgian Blue x heifer.