O'Doherty's shop is a model Northern Ireland butchers and you can buy many good things here, including Aberdeen Angus beef from cattle reared naturally on the shores of Lough Erne, and gamefrom local estates. But there is one product that attracts customers from far and wide.
In a county famous for its pork, ‘Fermanagh black bacon’ is a stand-out product; made (and trade-marked) by Enniskillen butcher Pat O’Doherty, it has earned its place in the foodlovers hall of fame - an Irish Food Writers' Guild 'Best Irish Food Product', among many accolades.
The O’Dohertys keep their own herd of free range Saddleback pigs on Inishcorkish Island on Upper Lough Erne (visits to the island can be arranged by appointment) and the product is a great credit to both the standard of meat and the artisans who make it into unique dry-cured Fermanagh black bacon.
This local delicacy is available in several versions - the oak smoked one tastes 'like the bacon that used to be left up the chimney of the farmhouse to smoke'; it can be ordered for postal delivery (see website for range of products) and there's even a Fermanagh Black Bacon Cookbook, which includes a lot of interesting information about pigs and pork.
O'Dohertys also stock a wide range of speciality meats, and make many other products - the beef sausages, burgers and traditional black and white puddings, in particular, attract special praise.