It took three years for Jimmy and Bernadine Mulhall to find the perfect location for Jimmy’s dream project. That dream was to help resuscitate the centre of Carlow town with the creation of a food hall to showcase the best of local produce and get it from the family farm closer to the final consumer.

He found his location on Dublin Street in the shape of a butcher’s shop that had been closed down for the best part of a year. Starting at the top it took 18 months to renovate the building, which not only included a food hall, but a 65-seater restaurant and accommodation to boot.