From butcher boy to black pudding king

Smoking black pudding has helped The Smokin’ Butcher show he’s a cut above the rest

17th September, 2017
Hugh Maguire, owner, The Smokin’ Butcher Maura Hickey

It was in the late sixties, when he was a young boy, that award-winning butcher Hugh Maguire got his first taste of the trade that would eventually become his profession.

“I came from a mixed farming background in Bellewstown in Co Meath,” said Maguire, who now runs his own butcher shop on Ashbourne’s High Street.

“We were pretty self-sufficient. We had our own vegetables and my mother would bake bread for...

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