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Waterford Festival of Food Dungarvan took to the Farmer’s Market just before Christmas to meet and greet its supporters and sponsors.  Festival Chairman Donal Connolly was delighted to accept sponsor cheques at this hospitality event from FBD and Dawn Meats.  The Festival hospitality staff was generously supplied with seasonal delighted by various local suppliers.

The Festival of Food has a very exciting schedule of events planned for February and March as well as for the Festival weekend itself April 12th to 15th.  Dawn Meats is delighted to be associated with the Festival and will continue to have a full complement of their products on each occasion.  For more log on to

Pictured below: Tom Giligan - Waterford City Council, Clive Carter & Michael Wall - Dawn Meats and Chairman of Waterford Festival of Food - Donal Connolly.

The Team at Dawn Meats picutred recently with ASDA as they were awarded Supplier of the Quarter.

From left to right: Barry Williams, Elaine Robinson, Claire Lenighan, Dermott Slade, Niall Browne, Charles Redfield, Marcus Sherreard, Jim Viggars, Ken Hallahan, Andy Tweedle

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.



BDCI Annual Dinner 2011

on 24 October, 2011

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!

on 04 October, 2011


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 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.


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

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.

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