Our Story

We rear Pekin ducks, influenced by our proximity to Roaring Water Bay, where the salty air enhances their texture, imparting a distinctive salt marsh flavour.

  • In 1994, Eugene and his parents raised geese and turkeys for Christmas. They began with 30 ducks, which they slaughtered and plucked by hand to grow to where the business is today.
  • Over time, our business has significantly expanded, thanks to the invaluable support from our loyal customers, vibrant community, and dedicated families. In 2015, we reached a milestone with the construction of a new factory, equipped with a comprehensive processing facility, including a full cooking unit, poised to propel us further into the future.

Skeaghanore Duck has been consistently recognised with prestigious awards, including Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards, over recent years.

In 2020, notable achievements included winning gold for Skeaghanore Irish Smoked Breast of Duck at Blas Na Heireann, along with Skeaghanore Duck Fat receiving acclaim. Additionally, the brand garnered a remarkable three stars at the Great Taste Food Awards for its Aldi Free Range Goose and secured nominations for the golden fork. Other standouts included Skeaghanore Irish Smoked Duck Breast and Skeaghanore Irish Smoked Chicken Crown, recognized by Dunnes Stores’ Simply Better range.

The success continued into 2019 with more gold at Blas Na Heireann for Skeaghanore Irish Smoked Breast of Duck and Dunnes Stores’ Simply Better Irish Smoked Duck Breast. Impressively, Skeaghanore’s Aldi Specially Selected Free Range Goose made it to the top three products in all of Ireland, achieving recognition at the Great Taste Food Awards.

In previous years, Skeaghanore Duck’s excellence has been acknowledged with a range of awards, from Bronze to Gold, highlighting their commitment to producing top-quality product