They had shrunk to about half their original size and he thought half the households in Ireland must be similarly frustrated. He had worked in the bacon business for over 13 years and realised that there was an opportunity for a more natural, traditional range of Irish bacon products. There was a growing trend towards natural foods and consumers were becoming more interested in the ingredients, source, quality and taste of their food. So Pat decided to start his own dry curing bacon business
O' Neills award winning bacon is made with Irish Pork and is cured by hand in the traditional way using our unique family recipe with natural sea salt. They have 30% less salt than average and as they don’t add water, no phosphates are needed. Starting out at the farmers markets the business has grown year on year. They're products are now available in some of the finest food stores in Ireland and the best hotels and restaurants. They produce their full product range of Irish Dry Cured Bacon products in Enniscorthy, Wexford.
Pat O' Neill (Founder of O' Neills Bacon)