Barry John Sausages
Drumannaragh, Poles, Co Cavan, H12 VY02
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Barry John Sausages is a family run gourmet sausage manufacturing business from Cavan. I am a 2nd generation butcher. I started making sausages when I was only 13 years of age in my father’s artisan butcher shop, it’s great to say that Dad’s shop which was established in 1970 is still up and running and as busy as ever. In 2013, to expand my business I opened up my own factory in Poles, Co Cavan where I now operate from. Barry John Sausages had grown and therefore I needed a bigger premises to fulfil sales.
What makes us unique and stand out is our imaginative range of unique flavours that we create. I am known locally as the Willy Wonka of Pork Sausages. We still handmake in small batches and hand wrap all of our sausages ensuring a top-quality product is available to our customers. We are proud of our sustainable way we produce Barry John Sausages and our commitment to protecting the environment and our communities through sustainable sourcing of ingredients and packaging. All of the pork we use is from PQAS certified suppliers and we source as much locally produced ingredients as possible.
Our loyal customers love the meaty texture in our sausages as all of our sausages are made with 75% Irish Pork Meat. We then add other ingredients to make up the unusual flavours, eg Spice Bag / Bacon, Mushroom & Black Pudding / Pepperoni Cheese Pizza / Cheddar Cheese & Chilli Flakes / Chocolate Chip & Honeycomb / Bacon & Cabbage to name a few! We have over 24 varieties of flavours, some a little more unusual than others.
Barry John Sausages has received many National awards over the years for a variety of flavours. One of the first awards was the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland, Supreme Champion in 2003, for the Chopped Leek & Pork flavour, a coveted title by many sausage producers in Ireland at the time. This inspired me to go a step further, I saw that sausages could be so much more than just a breakfast tradition and so the renowned flavours of Barry John Sausages were born. And just recently, in November 2021 I received a Bronze Award from the Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2021 for The Bacon, Mushroom & Black Pudding Flavour.
I also boast a Guinness World Record Title for the most sausages produced in one minute. I won this title live on air on RTE’S Big Week on the Farm in 2017. This was a great moment for me personally and I still hold this title. Barry John Sausages is a brand that has been tried and tested with consumers all over Ireland. We have attended lots of food expos and shows like Bloom, BBC Good Food Shows & Gifted in the RDS where our product is liked and sought after. People have often asked me, who is your target market? My answer to these people is everyone, from the age of 1 to 100 with the variety of flavours we have to offer, we have a flavour to suit all ages and all tastes.
We have a direct supply to supermarkets, individual stores and butcher shops around Cavan, Meath, Longford & West Meath areas. In 2020 we went online and can now supply all of Ireland and Northern Ireland through our online delivery service. We are a member of Created in Cavan food network and enjoy the collaboration we have with many of its members. We are proud members of Love Irish Food and being involved with an organisation that has so many wonderful likeminded food enthusiast members and the opportunities it will bring to extend our business.
Product Range Available
Traditional Pork 400g
Traditional Pork 200g
Traditional Pork Jumbo 500g
Cocktail Pork Sausages 400g
Apple & Cranberry 450g
Bacon & Cabbage 450g
Bacon & Cheddar Cheese 4500g
Bacon, Mushroom & Black Pudding 450g
Bramley Apple 450g
Caramelised Red Onion 450g
Cheddar Cheese & Chilli Flakes 450g
Chip Shop Curry 450g
Curry Cheese 450g
Chocolate Chip & Honeycomb 450g
Chopped Leek 450g
Country Relish 450g
Cracked Black Pepper 450g
Crushed Garlic 450g
Emmental Cheese & Roasted Onions 450g
Roasted Tomato & Cracked black pepper 450g
Leek, Mozzarella & Black Pepper 450g
Peppery Pork 450g
Smoky BBQ 450g
Spice Bag 450g
Sage & Onion 450g
Garlic & Black Pepper 450g
Apple & Cinnamon 450g
Pepperoni Cheese Pizza 450g
Sweet Chilli 450g
Sage & Onion Sausage Meat Sleeve 380g
Apple & Cranberry Sausage Meat Sleeve 380g
Traditional Sausage Meat Sleeve 380g
Gourmet Sausage Rolls 200g – Traditional
Gourmet Sausage Rolls 200g – Garlic & Black Pepper
Gourmet Sausage Rolls 200g – Cheddar Cheese & Chilli Flakes