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Sarah Kelly: ‘My motto for life? Get out there and live it. Do it all. Keep going until you drop’

The owner of the Village Butcher in Ranelagh on her favourite comfort food, her ideal dinner party guests and humanity’s most useless invention

Sarah Kelly, co-owner of the Village Butcher in Ranelagh in Dublin: ‘It’s great to see barbecuing taking off. I don’t get too caught up in trying to get the perfect cook. I’m not too fussed about it hitting the exact temp, as long as it’s in the ballpark area and the food is enjoyable.’ Picture: Killian Broderick

It’s a busy time of year for Sarah Kelly, co-owner of the Village Butcher in Ranelagh in Dublin with her husband Michael. Now is the time when customers are arriving in their droves in search of meat to fill their grills, and their inviting premises offers everything from the best Himalayan salt dry-aged beef to Cotes du Boeuf, tomahawks, porchetta, wild garlic, chilli-marinated lamb rump and their popular gourmet sausages. The Village Butcher has ...