We all know that Kilkeel is synonymous with fishing in Northern Ireland. Rooney Fish, which is based there, has been in business since 1975. It is family-run and is now in its second generation with Andrew Rooney at the helm. They opened their oyster farm in the North side of Carlingford Lough in 2014.
They also catch, prepare and process Langoustines, Whole Brown Crab, Green Crab, Velvet Crab, Lobsters, Whelks, Scampi Tails, and Scallops
Their state of the art plant is the only one of its kind in the area with a full EU approval.
The processes currently running are; Nitrogen Freezing, Blast Freezing, Cooking Facilities, Cold Storage, Fully Automated Graders,
Depuration and purification system, Shellfish Holding Centre, Shellfish Distribution Centre, a variety of Packing Operations and an in-house laboratory facilities.
This is top quality seafood from people who know their stuff
What They Do
Catch, Farm, Prepare and Process all types of Shellfish.
Langoustines, Whole Brown Crab, Green Crab, Velvet Crab, Lobsters, Whelks, Scampi Tails, Scallops, Millbay Oysters
3 Gold Star Great Taste Award, with their Millbay Oysters awarded the Gold Stars 4 years in a row. Three gold stars are notoriously difficult to get which shows how special these Millbay Oysters are. They are also one of the Top 50 Foods of the World. Also they received the highest accolade by being the Supreme Champions at the Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards in 2018.
Where To Buy
Only sells through Distributors, Agents