The Irish Gold variety was bred by Harry Kehoe and Andrew Mathews in the early 2000's. The intense research and work both men invested into the breeding process emphasizes the quality of the product.
Andrew 'Buddy' Mathews is a retired Potato trader and specialist. He spent over 40 years in the trade, learning all there is to know about potatoes.
His vast knowledge was instrumental in the process of producing the variety, with optimum flavor being a priority of his.
Harry Kehoe is a world renowned potato breeder and specialist. He spent years in 'Teagasc' working hard at developing the potato industry. He's best known for breeding the infamous 'Rooster' variety, the single most popular variety in Ireland.
Harry's expertise led the project, breeding a versatile potato with all the essential values Harry wanted.
Maurice Mathews, son of Buddy, brought the Irish Gold variety to the Irish market. As the second generation potato trader of the Mathews family, he had extensive awareness of the modern potato market. Maurice coordinated the process of bringing the variety to the consumer, making the idea a reality.