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We are so proud that Quinlan’s Fish are the most decorated Smoked Salmon and Crab Meat producer in Ireland.

We know awards aren’t everything but we see them as a benchmark of the quality of our products and the dedication of our staff to excellence. We take pride in our work and the standards we set ourselves and are immensely proud to be recognised  in Ireland and globally by leading food judges and tasting panels.

Before you read out long list of awards! We want to say a big thank you to our Customers, our Fishers and our staff for supporting us and helping us to win these awards.

2023

Quinlans Kerryfish wins 2023 Gold Medal at The Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland.

 Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2023

Quinlan’s Fish has once again swept the Blas Na hEireann (Irish Food) 2023 Awards! In the Cold Smoked Category, we took home First, Second AND Third Place!.
Quinlan’s was one of 20 companies and over 60 products who entered the Seafood (Cold Smoked ) Category and to take GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE is nothing short of phenomenal.

Accepting the 2023 award’s  Fintan Quinlan thanked all the Staff at Quinlans for their relentless pursuit of excellence, our customers for their devotion to our products  and of  course the Blas na hEireann Judges for selecting Quinlans for Another 5 Blas na hEireann awards.

Since 2014 Quinlans have won 38 Blas na hEireann awards in the Seafood (Cold Smoked Category), so we can safely say we produce the Best Smoked Salmon on the Island of Ireland.

  • GOLD – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Superior Smoked Salmon
  • GOLD – Seafood – Shellfish  –  Quinlan’s Porcupine Breaded Scampi
  • SILVERSeafood – Prepared Fish – Quinlan’s Fish Cakes
  • SILVERSeafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Organic Smoked Salmon Infused with Dill Pollen
  • BRONZE Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Organic Smoked Salmon
Award Type:
GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE

2022

Quinlans Kerryfish wins Gold Medal at The Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland.

 Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2022

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2022

In 2022 there was over 3000 products and many new producers entering the awards for the first time. Products from every county in Ireland were entered to win bronze, silver or gold awards in over 150 food and drink categories, as well as key awards like Supreme Champion and Best Artisan Producer.

Quinlan’s Kerry Fish took home Best In County Award this year which is a win we are extremely proud of. Best In County is awarded to the highest scoring product from that county which is a huge achievement in our eyes! As well as winning best in county we won two Gold Medals for our Organic Smoked Salmon and Our Traditional Seafood Chowder, two silver medals for our Kenmare Select Mild Smoked Salmon and Quinlan’s Kerry Crab Claws and our Superior Smoked Salmon took home a Bronze medal this year. We are delighted to be brining home 6 winners to Renard!

  • GOLDBest in County Kerry  Quinlan’s Kerry Fish  – Supported by Kerry LEO
  • GOLD – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – GOLD – Quinlan’s Organic smoked salmon
  • GOLD Seafood – Ready to cook  – Quinlan’s Traditional seafood chowder
  • SILVER – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Kenmare Select Mild
  • SILVERSeafood – Shellfish  – Quinlan’s Kerry Crab Claws
  • BRONZE Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Superior Smoked Salmon
Award Type:
GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE

2021

Quinlans Kerryfish wins Gold Medal at The Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland.

 Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2021

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2021

Another successful year in Dingle for Quinlan’s Kerry Fish. This year we collected two Gold Medals for our Quinlan’s Superior Smoked Salmon and our Porcupine Scampi and a Bronze Award for our Seafood Chowder.

It was great to meet our fellow Kerry Producers and neighbours, a huge thank you to Artie and Fallon for another great year of Blas Na hEireann/The Irish Food Awards.

  • GOLD – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Superior Smoked Salmon
  • GOLD  – Seafood – Shellfish  – Quinlan’s Porcupine Breaded Scampi
  • BRONZE Ready meals and prepared foods- Chowder  – Quinlan’s Wild Irish Seafood Chowder
Award Type:
GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE

2020

Quinlans Kerryfish wins Gold Medal at The Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland.

 Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2020

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2020

We are thrilled to have two winners in Blas na hEireann this year! Our Traditional Seafood Chowder has won Gold and our Local Kerry Crab Claws have won Bronze. We are missing the craic in Dingle this year but hopefully we will see everyone back there next year!!

  • GOLD  Ready meals and prepared foods- Chowder  – Quinlan’s Seafood Chowder
  • BRONZE Seafood – Shellfish  – Quinlan’s Kerry Crab Claws
Award Type:
GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE

2019

Quinlans Kerryfish wins Gold Medal at The Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland.

 Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2019

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2019

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have 5 winners this year in Blas na hEireann! Gold winners went to our Organic Smoked Salmon Cured with Atlantic Sea Salt, Our Kerry Crab Meat and WE WON BEST IN COUNTY!! Our Kenmare Select Smoked Salmon won silver and our Superior Smoked Salmon won Bronze. A very successful year for us we are over the moon that our products are getting recognised!

  • GOLDBest in County Kerry  Quinlan’s Kerry Fish
  • GOLD – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Organic Smoked Salmon Cured with Atlantic Sea Salt & Dill
  • GOLD Seafood – Shellfish  – Quinlan’s Kerry Crab Meat
  • SILVER –  Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Kenmare Select Smoked Salmon
  • BRONZE Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Superior Smoked Salmon
Award Type:
GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE

2018

Quinlans Kerryfish wins Gold Medal at The Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland.

 Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2018

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2018

2018 has been another successful year for Quinlan’s. We picked up two awards recently at Blas na hEireann in Dingle to add to our collection. We are very proud of these awards and none of it would have been possible without the people working away in the background making sure our customers get the freshest and best quality seafood around.

The two awards that we won were for our Salmon and Crab meat.

  • BRONZE–  Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlans Kerry Fish Wild Smoked Salmon
  • BRONZESeafood – Shellfish – Quinlan’s Fresh Crab Meat
Award Type:
GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE

2017

Quinlans Kerryfish wins Gold Medal at The Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland.

 Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2017

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2018

2018 has been another successful year for Quinlan’s. We picked up two awards recently at Blas na hEireann in Dingle to add to our collection. We are very proud of these awards and none of it would have been possible without the people working away in the background making sure our customers get the freshest and best quality seafood around.

The two awards that we won were for our Salmon and Crab meat.

  • BRONZE–  Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlans Kerry Fish Wild Smoked Salmon
  • BRONZESeafood – Shellfish – Quinlan’s Fresh Crab Meat
Award Type:
GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE

2016

Quinlans Kerryfish wins Gold Medal at The Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland.

 Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2016

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2016

2016 was another successful year in the growth of our business.  Following on from being voted the Supreme Champion in 2015 we knew it would Be tough to top but this year we managed to do this by getting some more awards including the Best in Kerry which is a highly regarded award in a county that has so many great food businesses.

  • GOLDBest in County Kerry – Quinlans Kerry Fish
  • GOLD – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Superior Smoked Salmon
  • GOLD  – Seafood – Shellfish  – Quinlan’s Fresh Crab Meat
  • BRONZE – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Organic Smoked Salmon Infused with Dill Pollen
Award Type:
GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE

2015 Supreme Champion

Quinlans are the Blas Supreme Gold Awards winner for 2015

Blas na hEireann - The Irish Food Awards, 2015

Quinlan’s  Fresh Kerry Crab Meat was chosen as the Supreme Champion for 2015 from a huge entry of more than 2,000 irish food products. The Blas na hEireann Supreme Champion award, sponsored by Bord Biar recognises Quinlan’s as the most innovative and progressive food company on the island of Ireland.

  • GOLD – Supreme Champion – Quinlan’s Fresh Crab Meat

 

Award Type:
Blas Supreme Gold Awards Winner

2015

Quinlans are the Blas Supreme Gold Awards winner for 2015

Blas na hEireann - The Irish Food Awards, 2015

  • GOLD – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Organic Smoked Salmon Cured with Atlantic Sea Salt & Dill
  • GOLD  – Seafood – Shellfish  – Quinlan’s Fresh Crab Meat

Quinlan’s  Fresh Kerry Crab Meat was chosen as the Irish food Award Supreme Champion 2015. At the award ceremony held in Dingle, Liam Quinlan said that ‘We are absolutely thrilled, We have been working very hard at producing perfect seafood products since my father started Kerryfish in 1960 and to be recognised as the Supreme Champion at the Irish Food awards is truly humbling. Quinlans Crab Meat has was recognised for its exceptional quality and taste and being a sustainable Seafood Product.

The Quinlan family have a passion for seafood and we are honoured to have taken to the top award as well as the first place of GOLD  in the Smoked Salmon and Shellfish category.’

Quinlan’s range of Smoked Salmon has again been recognized for its exceptional quality and taste at the 2015 Irish Food Awards. Quinlans Organic Smoked Salmon won the gold award in the Smoked Salmon category and the win ensures Quinlan’s remains the most successful Irish seafood company in terms of awards at national and international competitions. At last year’s Blas naEireann, Quinlans Superior Smoked Salmon won Gold and in July, Quinlans scooped 3 Gold Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2015 in London for both its Organic Smoked Salmon products.

Award Type:
Blas Gold Awards Winner

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards

The Blas awards are the biggest blind tasting of Irish produce.  Now in its 16th year, Blas na hÉireann, The Irish Food Awards are held during The Dingle Food Festival each October. Quinlan’s have entered smoked Salmon and Crab over the years and recently our Handmade meals! We are extremely proud to say we have gathered over 40 Medals and awards.

 Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2023

Quinlan’s Fish has once again been awarded in the Blas Na hEireann/ The Irish Food Awards 2023 Awards! Our Smoked Salmon swept the floor taking home First, Second AND Third Place. Quinlan’s was one of 20 companies and over 60 products who entered the Seafood (Cold Smoked ) Category and to take GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE is nothing short of phenomenal.

Our Smoked Salmon were not the only winners, out much loved Porcupine Breaded Scampi also took home Gold and our Fish Cakes took home Silver!

Accepting the 2023 award’s  Fintan Quinlan thanked all the Staff at Quinlans for their relentless pursuit of excellence, our customers for their devotion to our products  and of  course the Blas na hEireann Judges for selecting Quinlans for Another 5 Blas na hEireann awards.

Since 2014 Quinlans have won 38 Blas na hEireann awards in the Seafood (Cold Smoked Category), so we can safely say we produce the Best Smoked Salmon on the Island of Ireland.

  • GOLD – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Superior Smoked Salmon
  • GOLD – Seafood – Shellfish  –  Quinlan’s Porcupine Breaded Scampi
  • SILVERSeafood – Prepared Fish – Quinlan’s Fish Cakes
  • SILVERSeafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Organic Smoked Salmon Infused with Dill Pollen
  • BRONZE  Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Organic Smoked Salmon

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2022

In 2022 there was over 3000 products and many new producers entering the awards for the first time. Products from every county in Ireland were entered to win bronze, silver or gold awards in over 150 food and drink categories, as well as key awards like Supreme Champion and Best Artisan Producer.

Quinlan’s Kerry Fish took home Best In County Award this year which is a win we are extremely proud of. Best In County is awarded to the highest scoring product from that county which is a huge achievement in our eyes! As well as winning best in county we won two Gold Medals for our Organic Smoked Salmon and Our Traditional Seafood Chowder, two silver medals for our Kenmare Select Mild Smoked Salmon and Quinlan’s Kerry Crab Claws and our Superior Smoked Salmon took home a Bronze medal this year. We are delighted to be brining home 6 winners to Renard!

  • GOLD Best in County Kerry  Quinlan’s Kerry Fish  – Supported by Kerry LEO
  • GOLD – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – GOLD – Quinlan’s Organic smoked salmon
  • GOLD Seafood – Ready to cook  – Quinlan’s Traditional seafood chowder
  • SILVER – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Kenmare Select Mild
  • SILVERSeafood – Shellfish  – Quinlan’s Kerry Crab Claws
  • BRONZE  Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Superior Smoked Salmon

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2021

Another successful year in Dingle for Quinlan’s Kerry Fish. This year we collected two Gold Medals for our Quinlan’s Superior Smoked Salmon and our Porcupine Scampi and a Bronze Award for our Seafood Chowder.

It was great to meet our fellow Kerry Producers and neighbours, a huge thank you to Artie and Fallon for another great year of Blas Na hEireann/The Irish Food Awards.

  • GOLD – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Superior Smoked Salmon
  • GOLD Seafood – Shellfish  – Quinlan’s Porcupine Breaded Scampi
  • BRONZE Ready meals and prepared foods- Chowder  – Quinlan’s Wild Irish Seafood Chowder

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2020

We are thrilled to have two winners in Blas na hEireann this year! Our Traditional Seafood Chowder has won Gold and our Local Kerry Crab Claws have won Bronze. We are missing the craic in Dingle this year but hopefully we will see everyone back there next year!!

  • GOLD  Ready meals and prepared foods- Chowder  – Quinlan’s Seafood Chowder
  • BRONZE Seafood – Shellfish  – Quinlan’s Kerry Crab Claws

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2019

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have 5 winners this year in Blas na hEireann! Gold winners went to our Organic Smoked Salmon Cured with Atlantic Sea Salt, Our Kerry Crab Meat and WE WON BEST IN COUNTY!! Our Kenmare Select Smoked Salmon won silver and our Superior Smoked Salmon won Bronze. A very successful year for us we are over the moon that our products are getting recognised!

  • GOLD Best in County Kerry  Quinlan’s Kerry Fish
  • GOLD – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Organic Smoked Salmon Cured with Atlantic Sea Salt & Dill
  • GOLD Seafood – Shellfish  – Quinlan’s Kerry Crab Meat
  • SILVER –  Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Kenmare Select Smoked Salmon
  • BRONZE  Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Superior Smoked Salmon

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2018

2018 has been another successful year for Quinlan’s. We picked up two awards recently at Blas na hEireann in Dingle to add to our collection. We are very proud of these awards and none of it would have been possible without the people working away in the background making sure our customers get the freshest and best quality seafood around.

The two awards that we won were for our Salmon and Crab meat.

  • BRONZE–  Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlans Kerry Fish Wild Smoked Salmon
  • BRONZE Seafood – Shellfish – Quinlan’s Fresh Crab Meat

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2018

2018 has been another successful year for Quinlan’s. We picked up two awards recently at Blas na hEireann in Dingle to add to our collection. We are very proud of these awards and none of it would have been possible without the people working away in the background making sure our customers get the freshest and best quality seafood around.

The two awards that we won were for our Salmon and Crab meat.

  • BRONZE–  Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlans Kerry Fish Wild Smoked Salmon
  • BRONZESeafood – Shellfish – Quinlan’s Fresh Crab Meat

 

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2016

2016 was another successful year in the growth of our business.  Following on from being voted the Supreme Champion in 2015 we knew it would Be tough to top but this year we managed to do this by getting some more awards including the Best in Kerry which is a highly regarded award in a county that has so many great food businesses.

  • GOLD Best in County Kerry – Quinlans Kerry Fish
  • GOLD – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Superior Smoked Salmon
  • GOLD Seafood – Shellfish  – Quinlan’s Fresh Crab Meat
  • BRONZE – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Organic Smoked Salmon Infused with Dill Pollen

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2015

Quinlan’s  Fresh Kerry Crab Meat was chosen as the Supreme Champion for 2015 from a huge entry of more than 2,000 Irish food products. The Blas na hEireann Supreme Champion award, sponsored by Bord Biar recognises Quinlan’s as the most innovative and progressive food company on the island of Ireland.

  • GOLD – Supreme Champion – Quinlan’s Fresh Crab Meat
  • GOLD – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Organic Smoked Salmon Cured with Atlantic Sea Salt & Dill
  • GOLD Seafood – Shellfish  – Quinlan’s Fresh Crab Meat

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, Supreme Champion 2015

Quinlan’s Fresh Kerry Crab Meat was chosen as the Irish food Award Supreme Champion 2015. At the award ceremony held in Dingle, Liam Quinlan said that ‘We are absolutely thrilled, We have been working very hard at producing perfect seafood products since my father started Kerryfish in 1960 and to be recognised as the Supreme Champion at the Irish Food awards is truly humbling. Quinlans Crab Meat has was recognised for its exceptional quality and taste and being a sustainable Seafood Product.

The Quinlan family have a passion for seafood and we are honoured to have taken to the top award as well as the first place of GOLD  in the Smoked Salmon and Shellfish category.’

Quinlan’s range of Smoked Salmon has again been recognized for its exceptional quality and taste at the 2015 Irish Food Awards. Quinlans Organic Smoked Salmon won the gold award in the Smoked Salmon category and the win ensures Quinlan’s remains the most successful Irish seafood company in terms of awards at national and international competitions. At last year’s Blas na hEireann, Quinlan’s Superior Smoked Salmon won Gold and in July, Quinlan’s scooped 3 Gold Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2015 in London for both its Organic Smoked Salmon products.

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2014

We were delighted to win Gold for both the products we entered in the Irish Food awards. We received the awards at the gala dinner on October 4th. The products we gained awards for are:

  • GOLD – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Quinlan’s Superior Smoked Salmon
  • GOLD Seafood – Shellfish  – Quinlan’s Fresh Crab Meat

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2012

  • GOLD – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Kenmare Select Signature Fillet of mild Smoked Salmon
  • GOLD – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Kenmare Select Herb Cured Smoked Salmon

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2011

  • GOLD – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Kenmare Select Organic Smoked Irish Salmon with a hint of Seaweed

Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards, 2010

  • SILVER – Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Kenmare Select Herb Cured Smoked Salmon