Not only have we been producing Dublin’s milk since 1966, but we have been delivering milk to doorsteps across the city since 1966.
Believe it or not, milk was delivered by horse and cart until the 1960s. People would have heard the clip clop of the horse, and even know the horse by name.
Premier doorstep deliveries got a lot quieter with the introduction of the newest technology milk floats. Electric, and designed specifically for dairy deliveries, their top speed was a white-knuckle 25 miles an hour.
The only places you’ll find a milk float today is in the National Transport Museum and Irish Agricultural Museum.
Premier milk is still delivered to doorsteps across Dublin, in rain, hail or shine by Milkmen – our local heroes.
Dairy farming has been in Padraig's family for generations. It all started in the 1920’s with Padraig's Great Grandmother, who delivered milk by horse and cart to local residents in Swords. The family tradition was then passed on to his Grandmother and remains in the family to this day.
In 1982, Padraig followed in the family tradition by becoming one of our dairy farmers.
Today Padraig’s herd of cows roam across his fields in North County Dublin, ensuring you get the best from every glass of Premier Milk.
That’s because at Premier Dairies we take great care to help you get the best milk. All our milk is sourced and packed in Ireland – a small island on the edge of Europe, renowned for its high quality and safe dairy produce.