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The best bakery in every county in Ireland

By Sarah Finnan

September 26, 2020 at 10:29am

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A handy list of where to find the best bakery in every Irish county, because this is need-to-know information.

If there's one thing I have a nose for it's freshly baked goods... I must have been a professionally trained sniffer dog in a past life because I can scour out pastries like nobody's business. A skill that has served me well thus far and one that really ought to be shared with the world.

Which leads us to the below, a list of the best bakeries in every Irish county so you'll never be left sans cruffins, croissants or country sourdough again. Some are brick-and-mortar locations, others operate in a number of different cafes/at markets but commit these names to memory and you'll be just fine.

Antrim

Loveworks Cooperative

Armagh

Grain Bakehouse

 

Carlow

Loaf

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Cavan

Picardie Artisan Bakery

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Picardie bakery - Cavan town, Ireland _____________________ We went into this bakery late afternoon and most of the baked goods seemed to be gone. Based on this, I'd suggest going early for the best selection. There was no seating but I think they still do coffee. We ordered ×2 mini raspberry/bakewell and ×2 pear & almond tarts. I microwaved them slightly before eating (which I feel is a must) and they tasted lovely. I think I preferred the berry one purely because there were more contrasting flavours. The pear one was more plain but I love pears in desserts so it still worked for me. Everything tasted homemade and fresh and the other products I saw also looked extremely appetising.

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Clare

Naturally Wild Sourdough

Cork

Declan Ryan's Arbutus Bread

Derry

Ditty's Bakery

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFO06rJH2UW/

Donegal

Scarpello & Co

Down

Heatherlea Bakery

Dublin

Scéal Bakery

Fermanagh

The Bread Table

Galway

Marmalade

Kerry

Bácús Bhréanainn

Kildare

Crean's Place

Kilkenny

Arán Kilkenny

Laois

Mueller & O'Connell Bakery

Leitrim

Finn & Albie's Gastronomy

Limerick

Our Daily Bread

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For those of you that enjoy a good ole baguette with bit of ham n cheese. Now I'm not just talking about your typical cussine De france roll with ham that taste like rubber gum boots. Nope I'm talking about a rustic artisan hand rolled baggute, crispy full of flavour that took three days to make. We will be keeping the fridges stocked @habit_coffee_retail tomorrow with our filled rolls containing limerick carved ham, Irish cheddar cheese, bit of onion topped with sweet tomatoe relish. Also available will be our chicken n spice 😋😉 Continuing this combo of great coffee and artisan breads. We will be giving out a complimentary cinnamon buns with every purchase of a coffee and sandwich. The smell of the freshly baked cinnamon buns will get right into the wknd mood. #eatinlimerick #artisanbaker #artisianbakery #artisanfood #yurt #yurtinpeace

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Longford

Courtyard Café & Bakery

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Louth

The Home Bakery

https://www.instagram.com/p/CE1IaaRMvPz/

Mayo

Cornrue Bakery

Meath

Baska Bakery

Monaghan

Matilda's Bakery

Offaly

O'Donohue's Bakery

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Roscommon

Molloy's Artisan Bakery

Sligo

Baker Boys

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFRdB6JBRxi/

Tipperary

Riot Rye Bakehouse and Bread School

Tyrone

Wee Buns

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This is my wheaten bread recipe. It’s Really delicious 😋 ! @discoverni #wheatenbread #sodabread #stayhome Wheaten Bread (Loaf Tin) 7 oz plain flour 6 oz wholemeal flour 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 tablespoon wheatgerm (optional) 1 tablespoon of bran (optional) 1 tablespoon soft brown sugar Pinch salt 1 egg 1 tablespoon olive oil ¾ pint buttermilk Pumpkin and sesame seeds (optional) Preheat oven to 200C One 2lb loaf tin (22cm x 12cm x 6 cm deep approximately) brushed well with oil. Sieve the plain flour and soda into a large bowl. Add the wholemeal flour, sugar, salt, wheatgerm and bran and mix well together and make a well in the centre. Beat the egg with half of the milk and the olive oil. Add the egg mix to the flour and mix well adding more buttermilk until it is soft and slightly sloppy. Pour into the tin and sprinkle some seeds on top. Bake for about 1 hour, for the last 5 minutes it can be turned upside down. It should be nicely risen and golden and sound hollow when tapped on the base. Cool on a wire rack.

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Waterford

Seagull Bakery

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFEneaMDHfy/

Westmeath

Brea Delicious

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Wexford

Kelly's Café

https://www.instagram.com/p/CEUqHESAzaA/?hl=en

Wicklow

The Firehouse

https://www.instagram.com/p/CE6CBqjn5mW/

Any you don't agree with? Do let me know so I can test out your suggestions and pass it off as 'research'.

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