Virginia O'Gara

Virginia O'Gara

Virginia O’Gara is the co-founder of Cork’s My Goodness Foods, a business that makes vegan, raw, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free products as well as fermented probiotic foods.

Originally from Dallas in Texas, Virginia has seen attitudes towards these foods change drastically since she moved to Ireland. She had been vegan since the age of 16 and came to study permaculture in Kinsale in 2006. “There weren’t very many options for me then,” she says. “In many ways, I was the only vegan in the village.”

She met her now husband Donal O’Gara while studying and they decided to set up My Goodness Food together in 2014.




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