Our Journey

Timeline

2021
November 15

2021 – the story continues

2021 – the story continues
On our last count, you can find Jack & Eddies in; 52 SuperValus, 38 Dunnes Stores, 6 Tesco, 8 Joyces 365 and approx 40 independent / convenience / smaller shops nationwide, and we are just getting started!
2019
November 1

2019 – puddings launch

2019 – puddings launch

Jack & Eddies continues to take over the Irish fridge with the launch of their delicious range of pork puddings! Adding more weight to the medal cabinet. winning a gold Blas na hEireann award for the white pudding in 2020! (and winning silver for the black pudding in 2017, and 2020!).

2017
November 1

2017 – Oktoberfest

2017 – Oktoberfest
Before anyone else was doing it, Jack & Eddies kicks off the Oktoberfest trend with their friends from Mescan Brewery – a very happy wedding of delicious meats and beers!(and some very funny fans stopped by for a bite too!)
2015
November 1

2015 – first silverware

2015 – first silverware
A huge achievement for the brand, and a massive endorsement from foodies in the know, as Jack & Eddies are awarded a Blas Na hEireann gold medal for their breakfast sausage! (the first of many awards, with additional Blas na hEireann gold medals awarded in 2016, and 2019, and silver in 2017).
2014
November 1

2014 – Dunnes nationwide

Jack & Eddies expands further with a nationwide listing with Dunnes Stores! The strategy for world domination seems to be working!
2013
November 2

2013 – Noel and Ray join the team

2013 – Noel and Ray join the team
Noel and Eddie‘s little brother Ray joins the team, and he is a natural, particularly when it comes to telling everyone else how great Jack & Eddies is! Ray focuses on instore sampling, and drives the business forward with tastings, bringing Jack & Eddie‘s further across the country
November 1

2013 – getting serious

2013 – getting serious
The Jack & Eddies branded product hits the shelves of Super Valu! The Kavanagh group were one of the first retail supporters of the brand, and the team remember dropping the Kavanagh name to many (initially) unenthusiastic shop owners to get Jack & Eddies sausages and rashers stocked in the store!
2012
November 1

2012 – a brand is born

Due to phenomenal success at the markets, Eddie and Noel enlist the help of cousin Paul to develop a brand that would best communicate the ethos of quality and family at the heart of the company, and after many long nights of brainstorming, the Jack & Eddies brand is officially born!
October 31

2012 – Jack’s big debut

2012 – Jack’s big debut
Eddie decides to put his name, alongside his eldest son, Jack, front and centre, to emphasise the family, and legacy at the heart of the brand. Jack then aged 5, and now aged 14, has grown up with the brand, and was, and continues to be, the best brand ambassador on the team!
2011
November 1

2011 – spreading wings

2011 – spreading wings
After sampling, trialling and testing to the most critical customers (friends and family!) Eddie decides to take the leap of faith required to face the public, and hits the market trail- with Westport Country Market as the first stop!
2010
November 2

2010 – raise a toast

2010 – raise a toast
The sauasages are a great success, so much so, that on one particular Sunday morning after mass, over 40 extended O’Malley clan members  are brought together round the kitchen table to toast the famous O’Malley sausage recipe before it is officially launched to the world for everyone to enjoy! The seeds of Jack & Eddie were well and truly sown!
November 1

2010 – farm to fork

2010 – farm to fork
After a short stint in the world of biochemistry, eldest son Eddie, is passed the mantle of the family farm. In the late 2000’s, Eddie and his brother Noel spot a gap in the market, as many local people wanted to buy pig meat from the farm, and so the pair start selling home made sausages, (from an old family recipe) directly to some very eager customers!
1988
November 1

The 1980’s – a family affair

The 1980’s – a family affair
Pat (Patrick’s grandson) together with Marian continue with the family pig farming tradition, and add an additional five O’Malley children to the ever expanding family tree; Eddie, Triona, Noel, Sean, Ray and Ciaran.
1900
November 1

Early 1900’s – the story begins

Early 1900’s – the story begins
It had to start somewhere! The earliest recorded O’Malley pig farmers were Patrick O’Malley, and wife Margaret Sammon. The couple farm the land in the early 1900’s in Carrarevaugh, Westport

Contact Jack & Eddie's

Jack & Eddies, Carrowkennedy, Leenane Road, Westport, Co. Mayo

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