National Bread Week

Ireland’s National Bread Week takes place from 11th to 17th September 2017, and is a chance for everyone to ‘Love Your Loaf’ and celebrate all that is great about Irish bread.


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Ireland’s favourite sarnie – cheese and ham please!

For National Bread Week new research* shows that the nation’s favourite sandwich filling by a landslide, is ham and cheese, especially when you include the toasted version! Nearly one in five people opted for the classic filling, followed by the BLT and then tuna and sweetcorn.

The survey of 1,000 people showed that 53 per […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Meet the Kearney sisters

Sisters, Maura and Siobhan Kearney of Kearney’s Home Baking are just one example of some of the wonderful Irish bakers that bake bread for us to enjoy every day. 

Based in Co. Limerick, Maura and Siobhan set up Kearney’s Home Baking 25 years ago after completing their training as bakers. […]

By |September 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Scientists explain why we love the smell of bread

  • The smell of bread makes 89% of people happy and researchers from The University College Dublin explain why

  • Milk, cheese, cooked spaghetti, flint and green olive with a glass of champagne. You wouldn’t expect to find these in one meal, but these are all flavour notes that help make up the […]

By |September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Calling all #BreadLovers!

Does the thought of bread make you smile and bring back happy memories? Perhaps it’s the smell of freshly baked bread, a fabulous family picnic, baking bread with granny, or simply hot buttered toast by the fire. Whatever memory bread brings back for you, we want to hear your stories!

To celebrate National Bread Week […]

By |August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Calling all bloggers – Share your best recipes using bread for the chance to win €100!

National Bread Week is back for a fourth year and we are calling on bloggers in Ireland and Northern Ireland to get involved by creating and sharing their favourite recipe using bread!

The recipe could be anything from your favourite club sandwich creation to a family recipe for bread and butter pudding – whatever is […]

By |August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|


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 […]

By |August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Bread Lovers List

Bread. Life just wouldn’t be the same without it.

For centuries it’s been one of our best loved daily staples – whether it’s toasted; dunked; topped, sliced or sandwiched; it’s been a part of all our lives. So here are four reasons why we love bread and why we are proud to be #BreadLovers!

The aroma […]

By |July 7th, 2017|National Bread Week, Uncategorized|


If you love bread, make a date in your diary for National Bread Week 11th -17th September

Join in and celebrate all that is great about bread! Bread is one of our favourite foods for a reason, from Olympic athletes to top chefs, so many of us are #BreadLovers. We love the smell, the taste […]

By |July 7th, 2017|National Bread Week, Uncategorized|

School pupils discover the story of bread

For National Bread Week 2016, children from the Emo National School took a trip to Odlums Mill to find out more about the story of bread and how it is made. Odlums flour Mill is the last flour mill in the country, and the visit gave the children a chance to learn all about […]

By |October 11th, 2016|Events, National Bread Week, Uncategorized|

“Cyberchondria” is breaking bread

Thousands of consumers are unnecessarily changing their diet and excluding foods containing important nutrients either as a result of Googling symptoms or self-diagnosing, reveals a survey by the Flour Confectioners and Bakers and Association (FCBA), the organisers of next week’s National Bread Week (9th – 15th October).

The findings show that people are jumping to […]

By |October 10th, 2016|Irish Bread, National Bread Week, Uncategorized|