Hodgins Sausages is a family-run business based in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. Run by craft butcher Mervin and his wife, Monica, we employ over 30 people in our new purpose-built factory outside Mitchelstown where they produce their specialty ranges of Hodgins sausages and puddings.
How it all started
Mervin, a former butcher, moved into sausage-making full-time in 2003 such was the demand for these delicious butchers sausages made from an old recipe. We use a combination of finest quality Irish pork along with or unique blend of spices to create for you a great tasting sausage bursting with flavour. We use Irish pork in our sausages as we firmly believe that the secret to a great tasting sausage is to use the best pork as possible. Hodgins is one of the highest pork sauages around.
Indeed, that commitment to excellence was recognised recently when Hodgins Sausages featured on RTE’s Nationwide programme which focused on Mervin’s journey from a small butcher's shop in Mitchelstown to building a brand that is now a major player in the sausage market.
Hodgins Sausages have won numerous prestigious food awards. The gluten-free sausages, traditional and flavoured sausages all received national recognition and both the sausages and puddings have received Gold and Silver awards at the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland national sausage competition over many years. At the Great Taste awards in 2008, the black puddings picked up three gold stars in 2008.
Hodgins Sausages has also been shortlisted as a finalist in the Small Firms’ Association National Small Business Awards 2012. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of small business in Ireland, and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business sector to Irish industry.