In the early 1960s the Kavanagh family began their business as butchers ; rearing , slaughtering , boning and supplying the local community and the retail trade. 50 years later We’re happy to say that we are still here but on a larger scale using all the latest technology and processes available in order to evolve and develop new markets home and across Europe.

The plant is located on a green field site just outside of Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford in the south east corner of Ireland.
Wexford is known as the model county due partly to its mild climate and number of sunshine hours it gets compared to the rest of Ireland. All this helps contribute to some of the best grass growth in Europe and hence fantastic feed for the cattle we process.

Meet The Team

Garret Kavanagh
Managing Director

A graduate of Food Business from UCC in 1990. After graduating, he spent 3 years working for Avonmore in Bradford before returning home to help run the family business. Garret is just as happy on the family farm with his herd as he is in the boning hall selecting product for customers.

Barry Keane
Sales and Business development

Barry joined Kavanagh Meats 13 years ago and is a graduate of Meat Retailing from DIT. Barry also comes from a family steeped in butchering tradition, being a 3rd generation butcher. After spending 10 years with his father in retail, he moved into the wholesale business with Kavanaghs.

Shane Sinnott
Production Manager

Shane joined the team in 2003 and has more than 20 years’ experience in the meat trade. His expertise ranges from the operation and management of the abattoir to the fine detail of customers’ specs and requirements in the boning hall.

Elaine Walker Duffy
Quality Manager

Elaine joined Kavanagh Meats in 2013. Previously having worked in the cooked meat side of the industry, she has developed the company to achieve and maintain the coveted BRC quality standard.