The Heifer and Hen

The award-winning Heffernan's Food Emporium has a proud reputation for excellence

Heifer and Hen restaurant Ballina

The Heifer and Hen:

Heffernan’s on Market Street in Ballina has much to offer for a one stop destination with a delicious delicatessen, bakery, craft butchers, cafe, outdoor catering and restaurant.

A family-run business, established in 1916, Anthony Heffernan has proudly carried on the family tradition and reputation for excellent food. Heffernan’s Food Emporium comprises a craft butchers (including its own abattoir), a large and varied delicatessen, a bakery, and the world-renowned Heifer and Hen Restaurant, which serves the finest of Italian cuisine. It was at the Heifer and Hen that US Vice President Joe Biden recently dined with his North Mayo ancestors on his 2016 family visit to Mayo North.

Heffernan’s reputation for good food is enhanced by its carefully selected fine wines, and live piano sets the atmosphere to complete your dining experience in the tastefully decorated and welcoming restaurant space.

The Heifer and Hen Restaurant has been the recipient of many awards over the years, including the Retail Excellence Award, the prestigious Georgina Campbell Award and the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Award.


Anthony is a firm believer in supporting the local community, viewing business as a circle – “what goes around comes around”.

For Bookings:  +353 96 73528
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