Church St., Athone, Co. Westmeath
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Church Street, Athlone Westmeath's Multi-Award winning Restaurant
November 2010: Bord Bia Just Ask monthly winner

2011: Georgina Campbell Newcomer of the year

2011: Licensing World Magazine: Best bar food in Ireland

2011: Irish Restaurant Awards: Best chef in Westmeath, Best gastropub in Westmeath
2012: Irish Restaurant Awards: Best chef in Westmeath, Best gastropub in Westmeath, Best gastropub in Leinster
2013: Irish Restaurant Awards: Best chef in Westmeath, Best gastropub in Westmeath
2014: Irish Restaurant Awards: Best chef in Westmeath, Best gastropub in Westmeath, Best gastropub in Leinster

2014: Georgina Campbell Guides: Best Casual Dining Restaurant in Ireland 

MICHELIN GUIDES: Eating out in Pubs in Ireland and England: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

2013: McKenna Guides: Top 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland, Westmeath's only entry
2014: McKenna Guides: Top 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland, Westmeath's only entry

      

     
Best Gastropub in Leinster 2014

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McGeough's Cured Meats

McGeough's Butchers was established in 1971 by my father, Eamonn McGeough. Originally from Monaghan, Eamonn moved to England in his twenties where he worked in a butcher shop on Edgeware Road, London. 15 years later, an advert in an Irish paper advertising a shop for sale in Ougherard, Co Galway caught his interest. In 1986 the McGeough family relocated to a small village in the West of Ireland, Oughterard. In 1990, I joined the business after spending six years training in Germany. Germany was a fantastic experience! Whilst it was where I met my wife Christa, training (German Masters Degree in Butchery) and living in Germany allowed me to learn new ways of doing things; it gave me the confidence to experiment and develop new products which include our award winning air dried and smoked meats and salamis.

From small beginnings in the West of Ireland, McGeough's Butchers is now one of Ireland’s leading meat innovators.“Of all the younger generation of Irish butchers, James McGeough may be the most distinctive and determined”. John McKenna, Bridgestone Irish Food Guide (2007).

James McGeough, Owner Manager
Raised in Oughterard, Co Galway, James McGeough is a true Connemara Man. Following his pursuit for innovation and perfection, James moved to Germany for 6 years where he trained to become a German Master Butcher – a much sought after and respected title and the only Irish butcher to have this qualification.After 6 years, James moved to Ireland with his Master Butchery, enthusiasm and passion. Once home and settled in his fathers butcher shop, James began to experiment with local ingredients to produce products that could be described as being of German/Swiss origin. The result many years later are fantastic air dried and smoked meats.

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