our history over the years

It’s been one big adventure and we’re incredibly proud of our journey so far.

As the years have passed, we’ve continued to grow and evolve our business to meet changing demands. We’re proud of our history and excited for what the future holds, both for ourselves and our partners.


Smithfield fruit market, Dublin Ireland

Established in 1979 by the late Anthony and Brian Donnelly beside Smithfield Fruit Market. It was here that the Donnelly name became known for quality and the personal touch.

Anthony and Brian made it their mission to build personal relationships with each and every customer, going out of their way to bring exciting new produce to the Irish market.


Donnelly’s secured supply contract with Superquinn (now Musgraves Group) founded on quality and service. A relationship that’s gone from strength to strength for over 40-years and continues to this day.


donnelly fresh foods facility taken from a drone

Growing demand leads a move to our new purpose-built facility in St. Margarets . The beginning of a fruitful relationship with our North County Dublin community.


Establishment of Glan Arís Ltd – our returnable crate company.


donnelly fresh. foods selection of pastas / salads on a table in bowls

Establishment of Wonderfoods (donelly fresh foods), our innovation powerhouse specialising in value added prepared salads and ‘ready to eat’ meal solutions.


Our chilled foods service with nationwide distribution is launched.


donnelly fresh farms image of a tractor in a field at sunset

Let’s grow! Donnelly’s establishes its own farms and glasshouses in North County Dublin to meet exceptional demand, enabling us to grow our own produce just a short distance from our facility.


donnelly fresh foods moves into its new premises with greater capacity in Dublin 15.


donnelly fresh warehouse showing lots of boxes of oranges stacked high

New service provision offering for third party companies is launched.


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becomes Ireland’s largest grower of our country’s family favourites - cauliflower, cabbage and pumpkins!


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Companies change their trading names to donnelly fresh.

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