Colleran’s Family Butchers, Estd., 1935 – Now Online!!

For more than 85 years, Colleran’s Family Butchers has been the butcher of choice for Galwegians looking for the best of Irish meat and poultry.

Originally from Annakeen, Headford, John Enda Colleran came to Galway to serve as an apprentice at Costello’s Butchers in Eyre Square. After working with Costello’s and serving his time John and his wife, Bridget, decided to branch out and establish their own business at 18, Mainguard Street, Galway in 1935, where it continues to trade today.

It was a small butchers selling beef, poultry, and eggs. Setting up a business during the depression era in Ireland was no mean feat, however, tougher times lay ahead with the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 and introduction of rationing. However, adversity reveals character and it was during those years that John laid the foundations of what the business has grown into today.


Having managed its way through rationing during the Second World War, Colleran’s Family Butchers has grown from strength to strength. Through word of mouth and customer recommendation, the business started to wholesale their products to other retailers, hotels, and restaurants in the town. In the 1970s, to cope with customer demand, the decision was taken to open additional premises in the Liosban Industrial Estate to dovetail in tandem with the butchers on Mainguard Street.

With John Colleran passing on his love of the trade to his sons, Paul and Enda, the business is now under the management of Paul’s son, Raymond, and Enda’s daughter Maeve, the butchers serves some of the top businesses including award-winning restaurants, upholding the traditions and standards set by John back in 1935 – supplying local produce to local customers.

In 2019, the business took its next step on its journey by launching its online web site. The site enables customers to purchase its products online and have them delivered directly to their door.

Proudly serving Galway for more than 80 years, we here at Colleran’s Family Butchers look forward to another 80 more with our valued customers, neighbours and friends.

You can visit and purchase great produce -



Page generated in 0.2040 seconds.