Bresnans Family Butchers


Telephone: 021  489 1109


Opening hours

Monday – Saturday: 9am – 6pm

Sunday: Closed



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Bresnan Butcher Ltd was established in 1898. We are a family run business. We primarily trade in the English Market Grand Parade Cork and Douglas Shopping Centre. My Great Grandfather Michael Bresnan commenced trading in the market in 1898. His son Patrick inherited the business and my father took over from him. We are the family with the longest unbroken presence in the market.

Our unique selling point is that our stock is produced from our own farms which is very unusual in this day and age. We offer a quality product that no-one else can match. You can really taste the difference. We have a strong trade in the English Market in Cork City and also in Douglas. We delivery to a number of high quality restaurants in the city and county. This shows the appreciation of good quality produce from top experienced chiefs.

We have won the Bridgestone Award in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 – “Best In Ireland”.

Our Process
The Beef and lamb are sourced from our own farms and processed in our abattoir. Our beef is dry aged for twenty one days before it is delivered to our shops for sale. Our lamb is dry aged for one week.


All our meats are natural, fresh, & nutritious, being free of any artificial additives, colourings or preservatives!


All our meats are butchered in-house by our craft butchers.

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