Killowen Yogurt


October 20, 2011

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History of Killowen

The origins of Killowen yogurt began with Paul and Lorna Kinsella at their farm in Killowen, Crossabeg, Co. Wexford over 25 years ago. Over the 25 years Paul spent his time perfecting the recipes which resulted in a whole milk yogurt with a unique creamy taste being developed. In January 2004 Paul sold his business to Nicholas and Judith Dunne who then formed the company Green Valley Farm. In September 2005 they moved the yogurt plant to their own farm into an old stone building which they had converted under the direction of the department of agriculture.

Killowen Yogurt is made by Nicholas and Judith Dunne at Green Valley Farm in Courtnacuddy, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. The 200 acre farm has been in the Dunne family for over 200 years, during that time dairying has always been to the fore ground thereby building a very prestigious herd of cows. The unique taste of Killowen is produced using the smooth rich milk from their farm at the foothills of the Blackstairs Mountain.

  Killowen is a whole milk yogurt, sourced from the farms’ own dairy herd, with a unique creamy taste which has been perfected over the past 25 years. There are No Additives, No Colourings, No Flavourings, No Preservatives used in making Killowen.  
They are currently using 15% of their milk for yogurt and the balance goes to Wexford creamery for liquid milk and cheese.

Killowen Yogurt currently employs 4 full- time and 3 part – time people. Pauline Dunne (Nicholas’ sister) joined the company in 2006 and looks after Sales and Marketing.

They distribute to all the Supermarkets in the South East including Super Valu, Dunnes and Tesco, and to a number of independent stores in Dublin which includes Nolan’s Clontarf, Morton’s Ranelagh and Donnybrook Fair.

They are hoping to get listed in all the larger supermarkets in the coming months and go on sale nationwide with new branding and packaging.

They supply Superquinn with their SQ Yogurt in glass jars, 6 varieties one of which the Blackcurrant won a Gold Medal at Blas na hEireann

Unique Selling Points

1.100% traceability from farm to spoon
2. Killowen has a unique creamy taste that differs from all other yogurts.
3. From milking the cows, to manufacturing the yogurt, through to packaging and distribution it is all carried out on the farm.
4. We are a Bio – Live Yogurt
5. Our product is natural containing No additives, No colourings, No preservatives, No flavourings.
6. Traditionally made in churns.
7. Available in 125g and 450g pots, but also in 1litre containers suitable for families and for smoothie making.

For some great recipes check their website


Quality Standards: Approved by the Department of Agriculture EEC 1875. All up to date HACCP systems are in place.Currently working on BRC standards. Two great taste awards achieved in 2008 One Gold Award at Blas na hEireann and Bridgestone Award 2008

Green Valley Farm in Courtnacuddy, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Email: [email protected] Web:
Telephone 053 9244819            Mobile 087 9544600

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Published On: October 20th, 2011 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: March 19th, 2021 /

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