The spirit of teamwork is not just central to the games played at Croke Park, it’s central to our partnerships at every turn. Our suppliers are all handpicked for their quality, standards, traceability, authenticity and the unmistakable flavour of their produce. By continuously bringing local producers into our supply chain, we champion sustainability, local connections and local success stories on a daily basis.
Boyne Valley Meats
Thanks for their loyal group of farmers who supply stock of the highest possible quality, Boyne Valley Meats is proud to guarantee complete traceability of their prime Irish Beef. Located in the rich farmland region in East Meath, one of the finest farming areas in Ireland, steeped in tradition of rearing top quality cattle and sheep. The professional team at Boyne Valley have a combined experience of 45 years in meat processing, ensuring premium quality in every bite. At Croke Park, we know how true this is, as our kitchen has enjoyed Boyne Valley Meats' true excellence of craft for several years now.
McCarthy's Strawberry Farm
McCarthy's Strawberry Farm is a third-generation family business located just outside Sallins in Kildare. Trading for more than 40 years, this family business has had pride of place on Croke Park menus since 2017, featuring in an array of delicious summer salads and sweet dishes. McCarthy's of Sallins pride themselves on their meticulous attention to detail in their farming. From planting to harvesting and packing to delivery, everything is supervised by family members because quality is always their main focus. As soon as their strawberries have been picked, they are immediately chilled to ensure that their 'just picked' freshness is maintained.
Hugh Maguire has been Ireland's premier butcher for over three decades now. His passion and dedication to his craft are unparalleled. A master butcher, Hugh stands apart from the competition thanks to his talent for food craftsmanship and product innovation.
In 2016, Hugh purchased a smokehouse in Navan, where he began smoking some of his own products using beechwood. Drawing on his award-winning traditional black pudding, his smoked black pudding and 'The Smokin' Butcher' were born. Hugh intends to carry on creating one-of-a-kind artisan pork products and is joined by his son, Hugh Junior, who will carry the torch for many years to come.
Taylor's of Lusk
Taylor's of Lusk is a family-run Irish farm based in Co. Dublin, producing homegrown Irish chili, garlic, swede, pink onion and shallot. The Taylor family has been farming at Chapel Farm, Lusk, since the early 1800s. Situated within 50 miles of Croke Park, their delicious Irish vegetables are prominently featured in multiple views new 50-mile dishes within this menu pack. Sustainability has become a key focus for the family, one that has seen them expand and embrace the new age of sustainable food. They excel in biodiversity through the enhancement of the bee population. Bees are released on a bi-weekly basis to pollinate their chili plants, enhancing product quality and traceability the natural way.
Kish Fish supplies an extensive selection of spectacular seafood to Croke Park, from their rich assortment of products including Balscadden Lobster, Smoked Hake, Fresh Seaweed and Smoked Salmon, to name but a few. Located in Howth on the west pier, Kish Fish is a stone's throw from Croke Park, and their commitment to responsibly and sustainably sourcing their seafood makes them an exemplary supplier.
At Baily & Kish, part of Kish Fish, all salmon is hand selected, and carefully cured and smoked in their very own smokehouse in the heart of Howth.
Iona Fruit Farm
Iona Fruit Farm is a family-owned farm based in Lusk, Co. Dublin, with a reputation for expertly producing vegetables, cooking apples, berries, courgette flowers and fresh Irish rhubarb. They are the main producers of baby vegetables in Ireland and most of their production takes place in greenhouses located at their Lusk-based farm. Iona's freshly handpicked produce such as baby carrots, turnip and courgette flowers are incorporated into the new Croke Park menu park, complementing delectable dishes made using ingredients within 50 miles of the stadium.
Established in Clane, Co. Kildare, in 1996, Ballymooney Foods remains fully Irish owned and family run. From the outset, founder Pat Doyle built a firm reputation for unrivalled standards of excellence, consistency and dependability with suppliers and customers alike. Ballymooney Foods has supplied quality beef, lamb, venison to Croke Park for several years now. Their animals are hand selected, grass fed and naturally reared, producing meats that are carefully chosen to guarantee quality and consistency and exceed expectations. The core of their success lies in their ability to deliver according to their customers' needs as each product is hand selected by a knowledgeable master butcher with over 30 years' experience.
John Thorne of Lusk
Located in the agricultural heartland of North Co. Dublin, John Thorne & Sons is a mixed farming enterprise that specialises in parsnip and potato production. Having started farming 50 years ago, John Thorne & Sons has evolved into one of our island's premier potato and parsnip growers. They've modernised their farming practices and reduced their carbon footprint by eliminating all chemical fertiliser and replacing it with a natural substitute. John Thorne's potatoes have been a staple here in Croke Park for many years and their ambition to reduce their carbon footprint is beautifully aligned with our own sustainability agenda.
Nestled just outside the historical town of Kells, Kerrigans' Mushrooms was established in 1981 and remains a family run farm to this day. Kerrigan's pack all of their own mushrooms and deliver best in class products through exceptional quality standards. All mushrooms are picked, packed and delivered to customers on the same day to guarantee freshness. This is their first year supplying Croke Park and we're thrilled to serve Kerrigan's gold standard produce in a variety of tasteful dishes. Kerrigan's is the first mushroom grower to obtain Origin Green Status for Sustainability Credentials, aligning with Croke Park's green agenda and commitment to reducing carbon footprint.
Garden of Eden Herbs
Garden of Eden Herbs has been proudly supplying Croke Park with a variety of fresh herbs, including fresh baby spinach, mixed leaf and cavolo nero, since 2017. Established in 1980, the Jones family produce over 30 varieties of fresh quality herbs and baby leaf salads, on the same farmlands in Rush that their forefathers did over 100 years prior. The freshness and quality of their produce can be tasted in multiple dishes here in Croke Park, showcasing that Garden of Eden remains at the forefront of horticulture techniques and practices.