Brothers Conor and Dominic Doyle have opened a traditional, old-world style grocers and artisan food shop in Ballymore Eustace, Kildare. Doyle’s Grocers is the latest addition to a list of family businesses, including the well-loved Newbridge Silverware, originally known as the Newbridge Cutlery Factory.
The brothers continue the family legacy after their grandfather, Dominic Doyle Senior, opened Ireland’s first delicatessen in 1963 and went on to own and run the famous D.B Doyle’s Butchers and meat processing plant in Newbridge, Kildare.
The new grocery shop is housed in an old butcher’s shop, stocking a range of cured meats, handmade cheeses, bread and cakes, fresh vegetables, speciality condiments and more. Doyle’s Grocers is kitted out with vintage furnishings, including dressers fills with old-fashioned tins of spices and unusual store cupboard luxuries.
Dominic Doyle explained how the shop aims to continue honouring his grandfather’s ethos: “Even back then, he could see that people wanted in season, fresh food, not mass-produced products but speciality meats, ethically farmed and produced by local people.
“The farm to fork ethos that our grandfather had then is just as important now. People want to know where their food comes from, food provenance is vital.”
The brothers work closely with local suppliers to provide customers with all the best flavours of Kildare, including Bernard Gibney’s jams and preserves, Ballyhubbock Farm Cheese and flour from Ballymore Organics. The shop is also currently selling a range of Christmas Hampers, which can be made up to order.
“When people buy locally, they cut down on travel, they support small producers and they get great tasting, premium food that can’t be found in supermarkets. My brother, Conor and I can see a big shift in the choices people make when it comes to food, and we are delighted to be able to showcase some of the most incredible artisan produce made here in Kildare and in Ireland,” Dominic continued.
Doyle’s Grocers also stocks Irish goods from further afield, with venison steaks, cured meats, speciality sausages and black pudding such as Inch House Pudding, hand made by Máirín Byrne from Co. Tipperary. The pudding is made from an old family recipe passed down through Máirín’s family for generations.
Visit Doyle’s Grocers in the Square, Ballymore Eustace, open 8am-5pm Tuesday to Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.