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Big Interview: Couple behind award winning Rascals brewery on keeping it local

Cathal O'Donoghue and Emma Devlin have built a proper south Dublin brand, despite the occasional tiff as they run a family business

Emma Devlin and Cathal O’Donoghue, founders of Rascals Brewing Company. Picture Fergal Phillips

There is a simple message on the sponsorship page of St Patrick’s Athletic football club, encouraging fans of the Inchicore club to “support local businesses now more than ever.”

One such local business is Rascals Brewing Company.

Cathal O'Donoghue and Emma Devlin, the husband and wife team behind the company, are from Cork and Donegal respectively but they have built a brewery brand that is engrained in the local community.

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