Mileeven was started in 1988 by Eilis Gough from her hobby of beekeeping. Having a surplus of honey one year, Eilis went down the route of packing the produce for the local shops and so Mileeven began.
Unfortunately due to the unpredictable nature of Ireland’s weather, a consistent supply of honey was not guaranteed and so Eilis looked further afield to widen the product range.
A range of speciality Mileeven honey was developed which was the first such range in Ireland as were a range of Organic Preserves. Mileeven has won numerous Great Taste Awards and a SHOP Award.
Products and business methods are still run true to the initial ethos behind Mileeven of quality, tradition and innovation.
In August 2007, Eilis’s daughter, Sarah, joined the company and so Mileeven is one of the few Irish companies run by a mother and daughter duo.
Mileeven remains at its base at the home of Eilis Gough in the idyllic countryside of South Co. Kilkenny and employs ten people directly.
Mileeven is celebrating 21 years and plans to be around for 21 more!
Owning Hill, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny