McCarthy's of Kanturk
Visitors to Kanturk who arrive at the town looking forward to shopping at Jack and Tim McCarthy’s Butchers, most likely do a double-take when they see the small, brightly painted, glass-fronted premises on Main Street. Chances are they ask themselves how a family-firm with both a national and an international reputation has managed to win such acclaim, whilst operating from such a modest premises. But of course, it’s the fact that McCarthy’s is a local butchers that explains their success. Jack and Tim know where their stock comes from, and they are rooted in the rich agricultural tradition of North Cork, a land of ancient pastures, and a quiet, steady style of life. Over five generations, McCarthy’s have perfected their craft, and in that time they have become a defining craft butchers, synonymous with excellence, innovation, and service that always goes the extra mile. They are both the little acorn, and the mighty oak tree, and they are the pride of Kanturk.