Groups

The cheapest way to buy organic wholefoods in Ireland is through a bulk buying club – the simplest and most informal type of food co-op.

This page is a noticeboard for established groups that are open to new members and for key contacts who can offer support to new start-ups in their areas. The website also provides plenty of resources for setting up a group from scratch.

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NOTICEBOARD

COUNTY CORK

Cork City area – Bia Co-op is a bulk buying club operating monthly orders with Independent Irish Health Foods. It has been running since 1994 and deliveries are on the first Friday of every month. Contact form.

COUNTY DUBLIN

Dublin 1 (Five Lamps) – Small-scale organic wholefood co-op operating since 2012. Supplied by two independent wholesalers. All members volunteer on rota system. Profile / Detailed information (FAQ)Contact form.

Glenageary – potential weekday morning pick-up option for orders with Carraig Dulra. See County Wicklow – Glenealy for more information on this bulk buying club.

COUNTY MAYO

Charlestown area – Small buying club made up of five local households. Unable to take additional members but happy to offer support and advice to a new start-up in a nearby area. Contact form.

COUNTY TIPPERARY

Cloughjordan – wholefood buyers’ club in Ireland’s first eco-village running alongside other complementary food intiatives, including a community supported agriculture (CSA) project for fresh organic produce.

COUNTY WATERFORD

Waterford City – experienced buying club co-ordinator happy to offer support and advice on starting a new group.  Contact form.

COUNTY WEXFORD

Wexford / Enniscorthy / Gorey / New Ross – experienced buying club co-ordinator happy to offer support and advice on starting a new group.  Contact form.

COUNTY WICKLOW

Bray Common Ground is a community-based project in North Wicklow that operates a monthly wholefood order for members, sourcing products from the Independent Irish Health Foods (IIHF) catalogue. ProfileMore information / Contact details.

GlenealyCarraig Dulra operates a box scheme and bulk buying club as part of its wider social enterprise project, continuing on from a group that began in 2003. Option to pick up orders in either Glenealy or Glenageary, Co. Dublin. Contact details.

Note: By using a contact form link for a group listed on this page your email will be sent directly to their nominated email address for a response. Your data will not be stored as part of this website. 

If you would like to take up a free listing on this page, simply contact us with more information. Even if you’re in a group that’s not actively recruiting, we’d still love to hear from you, especially if you’re interested in networking with other groups.

Did you know that Dublin Food Co-op and the Urban Co-op in Limerick both began life as bulk buying clubs?