Waterford Harvest Festival – Ireland (2)

Oldtown Hill Bakehouse

Chocolate is nice but bread is fundamental and a country without a network of local bakers is missing something. Because Ireland has stopped training craft bakers Oldtown is staffed with bakers from countries such as Poland.

Oldtown (Joy Moore, above with her daughter and her husband James) was started in 1999 and has developed a large range of breads which are sold within 75 miles of the bakery. A very recent addition is Dolly’s donuts (yummy):

Check out this brief TV clip of them. They do not have a website so cannot point you at one 😦


O’Donnells Crisps

This is a more recent product – 2010 in fact.

2 flavours -Mount Callan Cheese & Red Onion and Irish Cider Vinegar & Sea Salt (tangy and tasty). Cheese from Co Clare and Cider Vinegar using apples from Co Tipperary (where O’Donnells are based). This is how food should be produced.

Their website is here: http://www.odonnellscrisps.com/

UPDATE – there is now a listing for O’Donnell Crisps on the Irish Food Base: http://irishfoodbase.com/odonnell-crisps/


My previous post from the Harvest Festival is here. The main website for the festival is here.