It all started in 1987 when two young fishermen were cooking their catch of the day in the picturesque town of Castletownbere in the West of Cork, Ireland, when they had the idea to start what later became Shellfish Ireland. They spent their mornings fishing and afternoons were spent cooking the catch and delivering it to the customers the same evening.
“They were long days full of hard work, but we enjoyed the challenge”. – Richard Murphy – Founder and Director, Shellfish Ireland.
Over the years, Shellfish Ireland has grown to become a respectable and reliable seafood producer. We are now the leading suppliers of sustainable shellfish which includes Crab, Shrimp, Lobster and Prawns to both domestic and international markets. We supply to the Food Services and Retail sectors in Ireland and we currently export to around 16 countries all over the world.
We bring the bounty of Ireland’s shellfish to the world in a sustainable manner so that future generations can enjoy this healthy and delicious natural resource.
We have expanded our purchasing base; we get fresh shellfish from all over Ireland. All our products are procured sustainably.