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 site offers lots of support on setting something up from scratch. The noticeboard, below, brings together a listing of established bulk buying clubs that are open to new members plus key contacts who can offer support to new start-ups in their areas.

If you would like to take up a free listing, 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.

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NOTICEBOARD

Bulk buying clubs and small food co-ops in Ireland that are open for new members or willing to support new groups in their areas…

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 – Co-operative bulk buying club focused on organic wholefoods. Operating since 2012, it sources from co-op wholesalers in Britain plus Irish suppliers. Thursday afternoon deliveries. All members undertake regular volunteering. 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 a new start-up in a nearby area. Contact form.

COUNTY TIPPERARY

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

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