From butcher boy to black pudding king
Smoking black pudding has helped The Smokin’ Butcher show he’s a cut above the rest
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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