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Quinlan’s are the most decorated Smoked Salmon and Crab Meat producer in Ireland, Select the links below for further details on the food and business awards we have won in the past few years. We want to say a big thank you to our Customers, Fisherman and staff for supporting and helping us to win these awards.

 

 

Blas na hEireann, Irish Food Awards 2018

2018 has been another successful year for Quinlans. 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.

  • Seafood Products, Cold Smoked – Bronze Wild Smoked Salmon Quinlans Kerry Fish
  • Seafood Products, Shellfish – Bronze Fresh Kerry Crab Quinlans Kerry Fish

Blas na hEireann, Irish Food Awards 2017

2017 was an exceptional year for our ever expanding business. To be voted Best in Kerry for a second year in a row out of some of the best competition, was a great priviledge and just shows that hard work pays off.

  • Best in Kerry – Quinlans Kerry Fish
  • Ready Meals & Prepared Foods (Hot)- Seafood –  Gold Quinlans Kerry Fish Quinlans Wild Irish Seafood Pie
  • Seafood (Cold Smoked)
  • Gold Quinlans Kerry Fish Superior Smoked Salmon
  • Bronze Quinlans Kerry Fish Kenmare Select Smoked Salmon
  • Seafood (Shellfish)  – Gold Quinlans Kerry Fish Fresh Kerry Crab

 

Blas na hEireann, 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 ne 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 much great food businesses.

  • Best in Kerry – Quinlans Kerry Fish
  • Seafood (Cold Smoked)
  • Bronze  – Quinlan’s Kerry Fish Organic Smoked Salmon Cured with Atlantic Sea Salt Infused with Dill Pollen
  • Gold Quinlan’s Kerry Fish Superior Smoked Salmon
  • Seafood (Shellfish) Gold Quinlan’s Quinlan’s Kerry Crab Meat

 

Irish Food Award Supreme Champion 2015

Quinlans Kerryfish was chosen as the Irish food Award Supreme Champion 2014 from a huge entry of more than 2,000 products.

‘We are absolutely thrilled,’ said Liam Quinlan. ‘We have been working very hard at producing perfect seafood products since my father started Kerryfish and to be recognised as the Supreme Champion at the Irish Food awards is truly humbling.

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

To purchase the Crab Meat products that were awarded the Supreme Champion select the link below:

2015, Irish Food Awards. Supreme Champion Winner, Quinlan’s Prepared Dingle Bay Crab Meat

Blas na hEireann, Irish Food Awards 2015 – Quinlans Smoked Salmon

Quinlans Organic Smoked Salmon has again been recognised for its exceptional quality and taste at the 2015 National Irish Food Awards, Blas na hÉireann. Quinlans Organic SmokedSalmon won the gold award in the Smoked Salmon category at this year’s awards. The win ensures Quinlans remains the most successful seafood company in terms of awards won 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.

The products that won an award:

2015 Irish Food Awards.

  • Gold Medal Winner, Quinlan’s Organic Smoked Salmon with sea salt and Dill Pollen cure

Blas na hEireann, Irish Food Awards 2015 – Quinlans Crab Meat

Quinlans Crab Meat has again been recognised for its exceptional quality and taste at the 2015 National Irish Food Awards, Blas na hÉireann. Quinlans Organic Smoked Salmon  won the gold award in the Smoked Salmon category at this year’s awards. The win ensures Quinlans remains the most successful seafood company in terms of awards won 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.

The products that won an award:

  • 2015 Irish Food Awards. Gold Medal Winner, Quinlans Crab Meat

Blas na hEireann, 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 Medal Winner, Quinlan’s Superior Smoked Salmon
  • Gold Medal Winner, Quinlan’s Prepared Dingle Bay Crab Meat

 

 

2018 Great Taste award

Quinlans make it 5 in a row. This was a great achievement. This year we entered our new product Kenmare select into the awards and it worked a treat. We won the Great Taste on our fifth consecutive year entering the Great taste awards in London, Quinlan’s and Kenmare select Salmon were among the 2 and 1 Star Gold Medal winners!
Liam was at the gala dinner in London to collect the awards. The products that won the Great Taste 2018 2* and 1* Gold Medals are

  • Quinlans Superior Smoked Salmon – 2*
  • Quinlans Organic Smoked Salmon – 2*
  • Quinlans Organic Smoked Salmon Cured With Irish Atlantic Sea Salt and Dill Infused Pollen – 1*
  • Kenmare Select Organic Smoked Salmon With Seaweed – 1*

2017 Great Taste award

We won the Great Taste on our fourth consecutive time entering the Great taste awards in London, Quinlan’s Wild and Organic Salmon were among the 1 Star Gold Medal winners!
Liam was at the gala dinner in London to collect the award. The product that won the Great Taste 2017 1* Gold Medals is

  • Quinlans Organic Smoked Irish Salmon Cured with Atlantic Sea Salt Infused with Dill Pollen

2016 Great Taste award

Quinlans make it 3 in a row.  We won the Great Taste on our third consecutive time entering the Great taste awards in London, Quinlan’s Wild and Organic Salmon were among the 2 Star Gold Medal winners!
Liam was at the gala dinner in London to collect the award. The products that won the Great Taste 2016 2* Gold Medals are

  • Smoked Irish Organic Salmon cured with Irish Atlantic sea salt infused with dill pollen
  • Smoked Irish Organic Salmon
  • Irish Wild Smoked Salmon

 

2015 Great Taste Top 50 foods award

Quinlans scored again in the 2015 Great Taste awards. Quinlans Smoked Irish Organic Salmon and Quinlans Smoked Irish Organic Salmon with Sea Salt was ranked in the top 50 foods in the UK and Ireland. Quinlans are the only Smoked Salmon to be awarded Top 50 status.

2015 Great Taste award

For the second year, Quinlans Organic Smoked Salmon were highly recognised in the Great Taste awards. Quinlans Smoked Irish Organic Salmon and Quinlans Smoked Irish Organic Salmon with Sea Salt  were both awarded the top rating of 3 stars.

Here is a selection of the judges comments,

“A very handsome looking side of salmon – beautiful deep colour and a lovely sheen. Excellent texture which just melts in the mouth.”

“Lovely balance and clean, long lingering smoke. Judges love the oceanic saltiness.”

“The texture is amazing, plump and not too fatty. Wonderful!”

“This is a thing of beauty with a flavour to match. The smoke is well balanced and the eat is tender and rich.”

“The cure is delicately observed too and doesn’t penetrate all the way to the skin which is a nice contrast as this is a good quality fish. The muscle has good texture but is not tough or stringy. Great piece of fish.”

SFA National Small Business Awards 2015

Quinlan’s Fish and Seafood Bar’s won the Food & Drink Category at the National Small Firm Association Awards. Quinlans scooped the Oscar for “Small Business Food and Drink company of the Year 2015” at the SFA National Business Awards last night.

In their 11th year, the SFA National Business Awards recognises and celebrates the achievements of small Irish businesses and vital contribution they make to the Irish economy. On receiving the award Liam praised his customers and staff. “Winning this is a brilliant achievement and recognition for the work we do. We were up against some exceptional companies in our category, so it’s a huge achievement for us to have taken home this award to the Kingdom. We want to say a massive thank you to the hard working fishermen who supply us with the Freshest fish, , to the staff in our Factory, Shops, and Seafood Bars who always go the extra mile, to all of our suppliers and to my family and friends for their fantastic support. A big thank you to our entire team for their commitment to excellence and a special thank you to all of our customers for their support in helping us achieve this award.

2014 Great Taste award

Quinlans win Great TasteOn our first time entering the Great taste awards in London, Quinlan’s Wild and Organic Smoked Salmon were among the 2 Star Gold Medal winners!
Liam was at the gala dinner in London to collect the award. The products that won the Great Taste 2014 2* Gold Medals are

  • Smoked Wild Irish Salmon
  • Smoked Irish Organic Salmon

 

Radio Kerry Business of the Year

Business Awards Amended 2014. Quinlans Fish have been recognised as the Radio Kerry business of the year. Liam Quinlan on behalf of Quinlan’s Fish received the award at a Gala Black Tie Ceremony in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee.

Quinlans was also named the overall winner in the Food Category. Liam Quinlan accepting the Radio Kerry Business of the Year award.‘Surprised and overwhelmed’, that’s how Liam Quinlan of Quinlan’s Fish felt when he was announced the Radio Kerry business of the year at a Gala ceremony in the Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee last night.

BIM Seafood Circle Seafood Shop of the Year

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board announced in January 2011 that Quinlans Fish Shop in Tralee has been awarded the BIM Seafood Circle ‘Seafood Specialist of the Year, 2011’. This prestigious award is only presented to seafood retailers that exceed the stringent high standards set by the Seafood Circle, an initiative developed by BIM which recognises and supports retailers and hospitality outlets that consistently offer top quality seafood to their customers

SFA National Small Business Awards 2015

Quinlan’s Fish and Seafood Bar’s Shortlisted for the SFA National Small Business Awards 2015. We are delighted to announce that we have been short-listed for the Small Firms Association SFA National Small Business Awards 2015.
Being short-listed as a finalist is a huge honour for us. It recognises the hard work and dedication of the team at Quinlan’s and the important contribution of microenterprises to Ireland’s economy and its future. The category and overall winner of the “SFA National Small Business Awards 2015” will be officially announced by The Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD in March 2015.