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Our home market

A commitment to Irish produce and Irish consumers here in our home market underpins everything we do in Dole Ireland. Across our 13 operations island-wide, it is local empowered management who shape our services and drive our business. They bring local experience and expertise, relationships with our national network of local growers, an understanding of local consumers and that all important personal touch to our on-the-ground operations.


Depots on your Doorstep!

In Dole, we believe in local experts selling local produce to local customers. Our people across the country are “can-do” people, experts in the unique requirements of their local area and eager to go the extra mile to get the job done. It can make all the difference! Dole Ireland’s infrastructure sets us apart. For a start, we have a truly national network of depots, thirteen in all. No matter where you are on the island, there’s a Dole Ireland “depot on your doorstep.” We’re absolutely unique in that respect. If yours is a stand alone business, there’s a local Dole depot nearby with local management hungry and appreciative of your custom. For those operating multi-site businesses, Dole Ireland can deliver a single-supplier fresh produce solution across the 32 counties, one administered centrally but operated locally.


Local produce- taking pride of place in our produce portfolio.

In Dole Ireland, we are enthusiastic advocates for Irish horticulture. Working with local growers right across the island, we operate a “local produce first” policy. It means preference is given to home grown fruits & vegetables whenever it is possible to do so. Our relationship with many Irish growers dates back generations and we are proud to provide technical, commercial, marketing, promotional, packaging, logistical and financial support to local producers as we collectively work to raise the bar ever higher in Irish horticulture.


Dole Ireland- Delivering the best of both worlds 

In Dole Ireland, we’re different. By virtue of our local infrastructure and global operations, we are uniquely positioned to be able to offer Irish customers and consumers alike, the best of both worlds; the strengths, reach and resources of the global leader in fresh produce and the attention to detail and service levels expected of the very best local providers. We bring to consumers all across Ireland the cream of locally grown crops from passionate local growers alongside the finest fresh produce from our own production and the most accomplished producers across the globe.

Meet some our local growers and producers

As we are feeding peoples senses, it is enormously satisfying to see people using and enjoying our produce. Herbs are after all an adornment to food and we take great pride in producing a product which people take pride in cooking with.

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Tom O'Hanlon Herb grower, based in Wicklow.
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The Grá brand is exclusively used by Dole Ireland to promote local produce. Products are sourced from experienced and accomplished local growers from across Ireland. The wide range of Irish products includes strawberries, apples and herbs. Con Traas is a second- generation apple farmer, located just outside Cahir, County Tipperary in Ireland.

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Con Traas Apple Grower
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We’re one of only a handful of growers in Europe, so we are very proud of this particular tomato. Piccolo is a distinctive variety because of the way it looks and the way it tastes and that’s what makes it so special.

Jim O’Rourke Piccolo, Sunstream and Cocktail Tomato grower, based in Swords, co. Dublin
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Different because we’re there

In Dole Ireland, we’re committed to bringing the widest of ranges of the most delicious fresh fruits and vegetables to consumers the length and breadth of the island. We perform an important role in this regard- growing ourselves in some of the world’s most fertile regions, scouring the globe for the right growers and best production to complement our own, consolidating volumes to generate efficiencies and value. One of the things that makes us different is that, very often, we’re there, on the ground, making a difference. One example is our state of the art production facility in Chile, which you can explore below-‘

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