It all began back in 1863 when Jane Russell’s great great grandfather Edmund Burke established his pork and bacon business on O’Connell Street in Clonmel.
Over the generations E Burke & Sons established a national reputation for quality and especially the quality of their sausages.
Jane’s grandfather understood the importance of tradition and kept diaries and notebooks of all his ideas and recipes. His proud motto was
If there was a better sausage Burkes would make it!
As we only use prime fresh cuts of Irish pork we do not have to use strong preservatives like nitrates or nitrites, nor do we fill our packs with preserving gasses.
This is Jane in her own words in conversation with Marie-Claire Digby of the Irish Times (Oct 13, 2012)Read the latest in our story →