Time to say goodbye!
It is with regret to announce family business Temple Dairy have recently closed its doors. The company traded for over three and a half years. Though known as a recovery drink for many athletes and hard core gym goers around Limerick in particular, ironically the company suffered a bout of blows to the business early in 2018 in which it could not itself recover from.
The company was famous for its supplier partnership with Munster Rugby from 2016-2018, and Keith Earls, Irish Rugby International was as an Official Brand Ambassador.
Managing Director of Temple Dairy, Marie Curtin made a statement today on behalf of the company:
“In 2013 we came up with an idea to add value to the family dairy business and diversify with an exciting range of healthy flavoured milk drinks. There was a huge gap in the market for what we wanted to bring. Sports recovery was a hot topic in world professional and amateur sports. We achieved our goal of getting the most natural flavoured milk on the market in a time where low-fat Chocolate Milk was not really a talking point yet in Ireland for it’s sports nutrition benefits as it had been in North America, Scandanavia, Germany, etc.
While Temple Dairy was notorious for it’s delicious and surprisingly light and healthy taste, being such a fresh product came at a cost. A small family business taking on a fresh drink was an extremely brave and naive move, but a project that would ultimately bring a very enjoyable couple of years for all involved.
On behalf of Temple Dairy, I can happily say we are proud to have brought an honest recipe and a positive brand to market. We thank you for the kind words and support received since we launched in February of 2015.
We also need to give thanks to all at Munster Rugby. Thank you for the warm receptions always. A shout out to Ian Keatley for a mention on Sky Sports attracting over 110k views on a popular Instagram page, @rugbylad7. And a special mention to Keith for selflessly giving his time and support free of charge, all for a cause to support a local Limerick company.
To all other personnel and supporting bodies along the way who helped, we can not express enough gratitude.
Lastly, though this hardship has been a tough one to swallow, we are deeply grateful for the rich experiences, for the many wonderful local food producers around Ireland we have been honoured to get to know and to learning, be it the hard way – how to run a business from the very ground up to as far as we did.