But, where one door closes, another, we hope, will open …

Orna and I have always believed in following our passion and that is what led to the interesting journey of Joup. 

We have poured our heart and souls into this business and worked hard at it. We have had amazing experiences, although full of ups and downs, we have enjoyed the journey and learned so much.

We have always believed in providing healthy and handcrafted food and in using local Irish ingredients. We believe in living sustainably and in nourishing our well being. And that is what JOUP was for us.

But, in this fast-paced world, we needed to take a step back and breathe. We realised we were putting our own well being and that of our families to one side. Being a small business is challenging and the time has come for us to channel our energies elsewhere. And although difficult, a decision needed to be made about JOUP.

We are proud of our accomplishments in these past 13 years from: starting out on Farmers’ Markets; to the English Market; to our shop in Ballinlough. From growing wheatgrass; to juicing tonnes of carrots; to our online shop, it has been a trip!

From the bottoms of our heart we will so miss the daily chats with our wonderful customers and appreciate your loyalty and business over all these years. We genuinely thank you for believing in us and it was our pleasure to serve you!

To all who worked in Joup we would like to thank you for your loyalty and dedication.

However, this is not the last you will hear from us, I am going to continue blogging over at www.joup.ie on life and food!

And you can catch Orna over on Solas Siorai Therapies, to learn more about her therapies.



In out of the way places of the heart

Where your thoughts never think to wander

This beginning has been quietly forming

Waiting until you were ready to emerge


Awaken your spirit to adventure

Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk

Soon you will be home in a new rhythm

For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

-John O’Donoghue


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