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Millstreet butcher wins quality award

A MILLSTREET butcher who was known to be more than a dab hand on the field, has equally proved to have a great skill as a butcher.

Well known Jerry Pat O'Leary recently won a National Award at Craft Butchers Sausage & Pudding competition at the RDS in Dublin.

He demonstrated that the very important attribute of consistency forms part of his reputation for quality, by hitting the top spot at the award ceremony. Having given a strong performance at regional level with three gold medals, Mr O'Leary's produce was recognised and awarded by the presiding judges.

The competition which is judged by the Irish Food Writers Guild proceeded through four regional heats and culminated in the finals at the RDS.

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ACBI chief executive, Pat Brady paid tribute to all the entrants, and encouraged those consumers who are not lucky enough to live near Mr O'Leary's butcher shop to check out their own local butchers.