A family of great taste

We are a family-business, passionate about bringing our family of great tasting products into your home.

Our story dates back to the 1880’s in West Cork where our Clonakilty Blackpudding was first made using a secret recipe, passed down through the generations in our family butcher shop Edward Twomey’s. Since then we’ve grown our collection of products to include Whitepudding, Rashers and Sausages.

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The Clonakilty Story

The story of Clonakilty Food Co. begins in 1976 when Edward Twomey purchased a butcher shop in the centre of the West Cork town of the same name and with it came a secret recipe for black pudding. The recipe dated back to the early 1880s and plays a central role in our company’s success.

The Guardians have each in their turn carried on the legacy, inheriting the secret recipe from their predecessor, preserving the unique blend of spice and ingredients as a formula to hand to the next generation.


  • Clonakilty Sausages now available at Ocado
    It’s good news for Clonakilty lovers in the UK. We are delighted to see our much-loved Clonakilty Sausages now listed with one of the UK’s biggest online grocers. Clonakilty Sausages were first made in the late 1980s in our family butcher shop Edward Twomey, in Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland using 100% Irish pork. All of… Read more: Clonakilty Sausages now available at Ocado
  • New Look, Same Great Taste
    This month we launched our ‘new look’ box for our Clonakilty Blackpudding and Clonakilty Whitepudding across the UK. We are proud of our heritage and quality ingredients and wanted to bring this to life on our packaging. The butcher shop bike, central to our new design, represents our family butcher shop, Edward Twomey, on Pearse… Read more: New Look, Same Great Taste
  • Clonakilty Christmas Hampers
    At Christmas some traditions are worth keeping, like a delicious traditional Irish Breakfast from Clonakilty. Clonakilty Christmas Hampers are once again available to purchase through our UK partners Fodabox, click here. This hamper has plenty of choice including our delicious Clonakilty Blackpudding, Clonakilty Whitepudding and Clonakilty Veggie Pudding. It also includes a selection of our… Read more: Clonakilty Christmas Hampers