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Old Galway

300 Years in The Meat Trade

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There cannot be many families in Galway whose occupation has remained the same for three hundred years, but the Heaney family can boast of being consistent for that length of time. In 1704, Michael Heaney returned to Ireland after ten years working in the London Meat Market. With the experience he had gained he opened his own beef retailing shop the following year. Michael’s son, and in turn his son got involved in the business as it grew, passing their knowledge and skill from one generation to the next.

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