Boxty dates back to pre-famine times in Ireland and is traditionally associated with Counties Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo and Cavan. Boxty was a valuable way of making the most out of the Irish diet of Potato and adding variety. Many believe Boxty to be a peasant dish, however there is considerable evidence to suggest it was a celebratory meal that brought joy to those who made it,so much so that it inspired bountiful rhymes, poetry, songs, stories and folklore and thus became a valued food of Irish culture. The popularity of Irish Boxty has now spread all across the world and is enjoyed by many far from where it was traditionally associated.
McNiffe’s Boxty were the first producers to bring traditional Irish Boxty to the retail market in the 1980s, after building Ireland’s first ever Boxty bakery in the home of Boxty- Co Leitrim.