Folláin is the Irish word for wholesome. We love sharing our passion for good food and eating well through our dedication to making delicious preserves. But who are the people behind this family business? Find out more about us and our journey from kitchen industry to nationwide production.
When Mairin met Eithne Ui Shiadhail in the honey business in the early 80s, it turned out they both loved cooking and had a shared passion for preserving traditions. What better way to preserve tradition than to make a traditional preserve!
Folláin was born using a 100-year-old grapefruit marmalade recipe that had been passed down through family generations. Using Eithne’s grandmother’s recipe, they whipped up their first batch of Grapefruit Marmalade in Peadar and Mairín’s West Cork kitchen and brought it to the market in 1983.
Building on this modest beginning of hand preparing the fruit and cooking the jams & marmalades, word spread quickly about the delicious jams and marmalades being produced out of our family factory in Cuil Aodha, Co Cork.
In 1995 we won our very first Great Taste Award for Folláin Strawberry Jam - and we’ve been lucky to win a few more since then!