Our Story

Established - 1979
Carroll's have a long history of producting the finest Irish Hams in Tullamore, Co Offaly. Established by Seamus Carroll in 1979 using genuine traditional family recipes, Carroll's build up a reputation for quality and taste and soon became established as one of Ireland's most trusted family brands.
Giving Back - 1991
At Carroll's we are fully committed to giving back to the community, as our continued support of Gaelic games reaches the quarter of a century milestone in 2015. Since the beginning of county shirt sponsorship in the GAA in 1991, Carroll's has been the only name emblazoned across the Offaly team strips. This makes us the longest running sponsorship in the GAA.
Iconic Product - 1994
The business bravely enters the ready meal sector with the launching of Carroll's Lasagne. This iconic product to this day remains a firm favourite with shoppers nationwide.
Acquisition by IAWS - 2004
2004 brought about the acquisition of Carroll's by IAWS.
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Awarded Bord Bia Quality Assurance - 2007
Carroll's Ham was awarded the Bord Bia Quality Assurance Mark.
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Expansion - 2009
Seeing a gap in the market Carroll's expanded their successful business into the Pre-Packed Meats Category with a range of quality ham products.
Carroll's Classics Ready Meal Range - 2013
2013 saw the addition of Carroll's Classics Ready Meal Range to our product offering. High quality, authentic meal solutions for families and individuals.
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Supporting Over 170 Jobs Locally - 2015
The Management led buyout backed by Cardinal Carlyle Ireland bought about an exciting period of growth and expansion for Carroll's. Carroll's is an important local employer in Tullamore now supporting over 170 jobs locally in Tullamore.
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Fastest Growing Brand - 2015
Carroll's were awarded Ireland's fastest growing brand in Ireland's Top 100 Brands (Nielson, Checkout)
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Ireland's Biggest Ham Brand - 2016
Carroll's continues with our brand leadership. Carroll's is the #1 Delicatessen ham and the largest selling brand in pre-packed as well as the market leader in ready meals (Kantar Sept 2015)
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Making the Switch - 2019
We made the switch to making our base packs fully recyclable – making them the first of their kind in Ireland.
Supporting the Community - 2020
We reach over 40,000 meals donated to Food cloud to help those across the country during the challenges 2020 brought.
Celebrating 30 Years Supporting GAA - 2021
Carrolls celebrate 30 years of sponsoring Offaly GAA, making us one of the longest lasting sponsors in the GAA.
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