Awards & Recognition


O’Neills Dry Cured Bacon Co. has won numerous prestigious awards, is highly acclaimed by food critics and is the chosen bacon of many of the top chefs in Ireland. Isn’t it time you tasted it for yourself?

plaque-2016McKennas’ Guide Best in Ireland 2016

So whether the O’Neill’s bacon is centre-stage on your breakfast plate, or whether it is a pivotal element that brings all the other flavours in your dinner dish into focus, it is a vital part of every creative kitchen. Good bacon is the cook’s best friend and, once you have tried O’Neill’s bacon, you will understand why it’s the choice of the best cooks. John & Sally McKenna – See to read the full article.

bord-bia-assuranceBord Bia Quality Mark

We are a member of the Bord Bia Quality Assurance Scheme. This means that our Bacon has been produced to the highest Bord Bia quality standards and uses all Irish Pork. All of our bacon is fully traceable and the production facility is following excellent hygiene and manufacturing practice.

Great-Taste-Awards-ProducerGreat Taste Award Winner

Your favorite bacon company has won several Great Taste Awards in 2013, 2014 & 2015. In fact in 2015 we were treble winners celebrating two gold stars for our Dry Cured Streaky Rashers and one gold star for the Dry Cured Bacon Joint and Dry Cured Smoked Streaky Rashers.

DonalSkehanDonal Skehan, Food Blogger, Cookbook Author, TV Presenter

Donal Skehan is a big fan of the O’Neills Dry Cure Bacon Co. range. He recently visited Pat O’Neill and family in Wexford and featured O’Neill’s on his TV series – Kitchen Hero: Donal’s Irish Feast. See it here

irish-food-writersWinner of Irish Food Writers Guild Award

The Food Writers Guild Award 2011 was presented to O’Neill’s Foods for the consistent high quality and excellent value of their range of hand-crafted, dry-cured bacon and hams.

recognition_image2Lucinda O’Sullivan, Food Critic

“Pat O’Neill produces and wholesales old style artisan dry cure bacon which is not only deliciously tasty but what you get is solid meat per kilo for your money with none of that old water seeping out on the pan!”

Georgina Campbell

Best Hotel Breakfast 2011 went to Kelly’s Hotel, Rosslare.
Best Guesthouse Breakfast 2012 went to Ariel House, Dublin. Both serve O’Neills Dry Cure Bacon Co. Rashers to their guests.

recognition_image4Robbie White, Head Chef, Monart Destination Spa

“The saying goes you ‘get what you put in’ and for that reason O’Neills Dry Cure Bacon Co. rashers cook beautifully and taste supreme. If you think a rasher is a rasher you haven’t tried O’Neills.”

ariel house dublinGuest from Ariel House, Dublin

(Serves rashers from O’Neills Dry Cure Bacon Co.)

We stayed at Ariel House for 2 nights, and I wished we could have stayed longer because this place is truly wonderful.

recognition_image5Guest from Archways B&B, Rosslare

(serves rashers from O’Neills Dry Cure Bacon Co.)

The breakfast was the best we have ever had at a B&B or hotel. Home grown bacon, hand made sausages & white & black pudding. We can’t recommend this highly enough. Read more.