Wild Irish Game

Food & Drink Producers
Wild Irish Game - a Wicklow Naturally member

With its rolling mountains, endless woodlands, cascading waterfalls and sparkling glacial lakes County Wicklow has become known as the ‘Garden of Ireland’.

Nestled in the midst of this beauty is Wild Irish Game, Ireland’s longest established game processing company.

Established in Glenmalure in 1997, the company remains totally Irish owned and family run by the Doyles of Ballymooney Foods.

Three generations of Irish butchers with a deeply rooted love and passion for wild Irish food are the driving force behind it.

What they don’t know about wild foods isn’t worth knowing and their expertise is something they are enthusiastic about sharing, educating and passing on their vast knowledge of these delicious, traditional foods.

The company rears a large population of Wild Sika Deer which roams freely in the rugged wilderness of the Wicklow Mountains. 

With a grazing diet of nutritious herbs, grasses and mountain heather, the venison produced from the herd is lean and flavoursome as well as being naturally high in protein, iron and zinc.

Wild meat is a sustainable, healthy choice for consumers and generally has half the fat levels of farmed meats, in particular very low saturated fat levels.

Wild venison is full of B vitamins: B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin), which help regulate metabolism; and vitamin B6 and B12, which may lower homocysteine build-up in the blood, thus lowering the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

All products from Wild Irish Game are produced in an EU approved processing plant in a house quality assurance system with strict veterinary supervision.

It is a source of pride to the family that they are the only game producer in Ireland to be quality BRC AA Food Certified.

The game is all hunted in a responsible, sustainable way with licensed hunters trained in food handling hygiene.

The company’s reputation for integrity and its ethics in sourcing and producing consistent high quality products is something customers are assured of.

Wild Irish Game is proud to be a member of Origin Green Ireland’s food and drink sustainability program.

To find out more visit Wild Irish Game