Who is Hugh Maguire?
Known throughout Ireland as a leading member of the craft butcher fraternity, Hugh Maguire has won numerous awards for his sausages, dry-cured rashers and black & white puddings over the years. Hugh has a love and passion for excellent food and greatly respects Ireland’s raw, basic ingredients. After building up a long and established career working in many high-class butcher shops in 1991, he opened his first Butcher Shop in Navan, Co. Meath, with the philosophy of providing the best locally sourced meat at value to his loyal customer base. In 2016, Hugh purchased a smokehouse in Navan, where he began smoking some of his own products and, drawing on his award-winning traditional black pudding, the smoked black pudding and The Smokin’ Butcher were born.
After building up a long and established career working in many high-class butcher shops in 1991, he opened his first Butcher Shop in Navan, Co. Meath, wanting to provide the best locally sourced meat at value to his loyal customer base.
By reinventing classics like the award-winning Smoked Black Pudding and his famous Smoked Dry Cured Collar of Bacon, the Smokin’ Butcher strives to create exceptional products.
In 2016, his fascination and love for working with pork encouraged him to purchase his own smokehouse and production unit in Navan, Co. Meath and pass on all of his knowledge to the next generation, his son Hugh Junior.
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It was on Hughs's family farm in Bellewstown Co.Meath, where his mother, Josephine Maguire, first introduced him to the basic but critical culinary skills and methods.
He still remembers himself, his father and his uncles butchering their own pig, breaking it down from nose to tail, curing the pork and eventually producing their own sausages, puddings and rashers. It was from this early exposure to the pig that Hugh developed a love for butchery, particularly pork's curing and smoking processes.
One of his fondest memories is working alongside his mother, Josie, in the back kitchen of their farmhouse. He remembers the sweet smells of the seasoning's being added to the fresh black pudding mix as he helped Josie stir the necessary ingredients in with the pork he previously helped break down with his Father, Liam.