Our Story

The Story Of Quinlan’s Kerry Fish

Quinlan’s Kerry Fish have become famous for providing the very best Wild, Organic and Superior Smoked Salmon and fresh seafood to our customers in Kerry and across the world. Our family Seafood business is based in Caherciveen, Co Kerry, on the South West coast of Ireland. Kerryfish was started in 1963 by our father Michael Quinlan and has now been passed down to us, the second generation of Quinlan’s, Liam, Ronan and Fintan.

Family Passion

Since 1963 Kerryfish has been supplying the finest, sustainable seafood from Ireland’s west coast to customers all over the world.

In 2000, the business expanded into Fish Shops and Seafood bars that are branded under the Quinlan’s name.

We are proud of our reputation for fresh fish and the very best Wild, Organic, and Superior Smoked Salmon.

Put simply, Fresh Fish and Smoked Salmon are a passion for our family!

Artisan Skills

Our philosophy is to use artisan skills, age-old recipes and the finest fresh ingredients to bring our customers the best Wild, Organic and Superior Irish Smoked Salmon.

In 1998, Kerryfish started to sell it’s internationally renowned Wild, Organic and Superior Smoked Salmon via the Internet.

In 2017, we acquired the company Kenmare Select as we believed their philosophy aligned perfectly with our own, to create a smoked salmon worthy of appreciation across the globe.

Our History

Meet the Team


  • Michael Quinlan

    Michael Quinlan set up Kerryfish in Renard, Co. Kerry in 1963 which has since gone from strength to strength. Michael was extremely passionate about seafood, his native county Kerry and of course, the Kerry Football team. He was a veteran of the Irish seafood industry having built up the Kerryfish and Quinlan’s brands over the past 60 years. We look forward to carrying on Michael’s legacy for generations to come.


  • Liam Quinlan

    Liam, who is Michael’s eldest son, seems to spend alot of his time these days travelling the globe to pick up such prestigious awards as ‘The Great Taste’ in London, ‘Kerry Business of the Year’ in Kerry, ‘Blas na hÉireann’ in Dingle, amongst others. As well as this, Liam’s main objective is to seek opportunities to continually grow and expand the business. He also ensures that every customer is supplied with the freshest of fish and responds to their comments and suggestions, as part of the company’s policy to ensure ongoing customer satisfaction.


  • Ronan Quinlan

    Ronan is responsible for coordinating operations, quality control and the production process at our Renard HQ. In short he keeps the show on the road! Ronan is the company’s “master smoker”, a skill which he learnt from his father Michael. He is ridiculously passionate about Smoked Salmon and treats each individual fish with tender, love and care.


  • Fintan Quinlan

    Fintan works with the company’s fishing partners and boats in order to ensure that the ultra fresh fish gets from the quayside to customers with minimum of fuss. Fintan also oversees Quinlan’s Fish Shops and Online Shop, and he has been the driving force behind the best website for Fresh Fish and Smoked Salmon in Ireland.

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