The food business runs deep in Managing Director, Michael Horgan’s family, since 1921, when his Grandfather opened Horgan’s Butchers Shop on the main street of Mitchelstown. The Butchers Shop was eventually passed down through the generations to Michael, where in 1976, Horgan’s Delicatessen Supplies Ltd. was founded by Michael and Maura Horgan from a warehouse at the rear of the shop.

The company began its operations as an importer and distributor of a small range of speciality cheeses and meats, which, at the time, was a much underserved niche in the Irish market. Over time, the business expanded to meet growing awareness and demand from the Irish consumer, for a larger variety of continental cheeses and meats. In 1987, to meet the growing demands of the business, Horgans moved to its current location , a state-of-the-art warehouse and production facility with over 40,000 square feet of warehouse and office space.

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1956

Horgan’s Butcher Shop, Lower Cork Street, Mitchelstown: Members of the Horgan and Lewis families pictured outside the original shop.

 Horgan’s Vans at Lower Cork Street, Mitchelstown

Members of the Horgan’s Van Sales Team including James Gill, John Mullins, Damian Grehan, Aidan Cotter, Matthew McGrath, Cian Surgey, Jackie Walsh and Seamus Walsh at the new warehouse facility at Knocknamuck.

 Michael Horgan achieves Chevalier status from the Association Internationale des Maitres Consiels de Gastronomie Francaise.
Michael was the first Irish citizen to ever achieve this prestigious status.

Horgan’s shop in 1990, where Horgan’s Delicatessen Supplies Ltd. began as a small business at the rear of the shop.

The Horgan’s Stand at IFEX Ireland’s International Food & Drink Exhibition, RDS Dublin.

Michael & Maura Horgan accepting award at IFEX Ireland’s International Food & Drink Exhibition, RDS Dublin.

Michael & Maura Horgan at IFEX Ireland’s International Food & Drink Exhibition, RDS Dublin.

An Taoiseach Albert Reynolds opens the upgraded warehouse facility at Knocknamuck.

Our present day warehouse facility at Knocknamuck, Mitchelstown.