Originating in Kinsale, Co .Cork, Kinsale Bay Food Company started trading on April 18th, 2014 and is an Irish owned family business. From humble beginnings supplying various products to local Kinsale farmers markets, we have grown into the quality based food company we are today distributing our range of products nationwide.
Kinsale Bay Food Company is passionate and committed to producing a range of gluten free products to the highest standards made with locally sourced ingredients at our gluten free kitchen in Little Island. All our products are hand prepared in our Cork based production kitchen by our talented team of cooks! Our white fish and smoked white fish are caught in the fresh clear Atlantic Ocean while our hot smoked salmon used in our pâté is smoked in Cahirsiveen, Co.Kerry.
Our products are being recognised nationally for their quality and taste, which is evident from our success at the Blas na hEireann awards 2016, winning 2 awards. We pride ourselves on working closely with our suppliers, sourcing the highest quality ingredients for our Irish gluten free range. We are committed to sustainability and traceability and are Bord Bia Origin Green certified.
The company’s origin lie on the site of the Old Fish Market in the centre of Kinsale town dating back to 1784. This market was an integral part of the town’s success as a fishing port. By the 17th century, 70 fishing boats operated out of Kinsale catching over 4000 mackerel per day, using a specialised fishing boat that was built locally called The Kinsale Hooker.
All fish were cleaned and filleted at the Fish Market site and exported to England, France and Europe.
In 2008, on the site of the Old Fish Market in Kinsale, we started to prepare, cook and sell our gluten free range of products to local farmers markets in Kinsale and West Cork. We have found our home from home in Little Island perfecting the same traditional recipes and cooking methods that we created in Kinsale on the Old Fish Market site. It was here in the picturesque and world famous fishing village perched on the South Coast of Ireland overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and renowned Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse that inspired our owner Jim O’Mahony and family to name us Kinsale Bay Food Company.