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 bulk buying clubs that are open to new members and for key contacts who can offer support to new start-ups in their areas. The rest of the website provides resources for setting up a group from scratch.
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.
Dublin 1 – Small-scale organic wholefood co-op that has operated on Dublin’s Northside since 2012. It bulk buys from co-operative wholesalers in Britain plus Irish suppliers and receives deliveries on the last Thursday of the month to the Five Lamps area of the city. All members undertake regular volunteering. 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.
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.
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].
Wexford / Enniscorthy / Gorey / New Ross – experienced buying club co-ordinator happy to offer support and advice on starting a new group. Contact form.
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. Profile / More information / Contact details.
Glenealy – Carraig 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.