As Northern Ireland’s largest family owned independent bakery, we have been baking our own special breads for over 100 years. Our specialities include Biscuits, cake and our famous Traditional Irish breads.
Situated in heart of the countryside in County Armagh; Irwin’s Bakery has continued to grow while steadfastly staying true to our traditional family values and authentic recipes. Our breads are baked using only the finest of ingredients for a distinctive taste and flavour.
Traditional baking skills coupled to authentic recipes crafted from the best local ingredients have been the cornerstones on which the company is established.
Irwin’s bakery is so proud of its heritage and place based in the heart of N.Ireland countryside; we are lucky to live in a beautiful land surrounded by sea, fresh air and green pastures. We want to share some of this experience with the rest of the world through our delicious products.
On the island of Ireland there are many symbols that are associated with our past, real and mythical to the present day including; shamrocks, Lucky four leaf clover & Leprechauns to name just a few.
We decided that an ancient site and what is today a world heritage site, famous throughout the world would best be our symbol of Northern Ireland and that’s the Giants Causeway and so our Hexagonal shaped biscuits came to be….
Is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) world heritage site, the Giants Causeway is a magnificent, mysterious geological formation steeped in myth and legend.
The Causeway is Northern Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction. The rugged hexagonal symmetry of the columns never fail to intrigue and inspire visitors. To stroll on the Giants Causeway is to voyage back in time.
Some say the landscape was carved from the coast by the mighty giant Finn McCool. Finn McCool the Ulster Warrior and commander of the King of Ireland’s Armies, was capable of amazing feats of strength and is said to have built the site as a pathway to fight his most fearsome enemies the Scottish Giants. The causeway is a mass of 40,000 basalt hexagonal columns packed tightly together, the tallest reaching around 40 feet. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. The setting is a spectacular dynamic coastal landscape of Atlantic waves, rocky cliffs and outstanding views.