Recent research tells us that the island of Ireland is a nation of #BreadLovers…it seems we love the smell, the taste and the memories bread makes.

So we set out to meet a few of the people that are where the story of our love affair with bread begins – the millers and the bakers!

In Bennettsbridge the Mosse family have been milling for generations and there isn’t much they don’t know about how to make the perfect soda bread…join us in National Bread Week to find out Robert Mosse’s top tips on making the perfect loaf.

In Drogheda Patrick and Daphne McCloskey love that Irish classic – the batch loaf and Patrick has some wonderful memories of growing up in the family bakery which he will be sharing soon…

Further south Dermot Walsh has been championing the Waterford Blaa for decades – and he will be sharing just how versatile this tasty bread is in the coming weeks.

Esther Barron is a fourth generation baker who is still baking the famous Irish Turnovers in ovens that her family have been used for over a century.

Find out more in National Bread Week – follow us on Facebook @NationalBreadWeek or on Twitter @LoveYourLoaf or visit www.nationalbreadweek.ie