Walsh's Bakehouse

34 Mount Sion Avenue, Waterford

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Open: Monday - Saturday until 4pm

Tours: Each Monday at 11am

Phone:  +353 51 370 827

Email: sales@walshsbakehouse.ie

The Story

Walsh’s Bakehouse is a third-generation bakery, making the Waterford Blaa since 1921.  But the Blaa dates back to the 1700s, when the French Huguenot’s came to Waterford.

One of the enterprising Huguenots set up a bakery in Waterford city in 1702. It’s thought the round bread rolls, now familiar as Blaas, were first made from leftover pieces of bread dough.

Walsh’s Bakery was started by Patrick Walsh in Kilmacow in 1921.  Grandfather of the current owners Michael and Dermot, Patrick was a decorated WW1 veteran, who started his business with a grant from the British Government.  Patrick’s son Ritchie then had his bakery in Ballybricken, the heart and soul of Waterford commercial life, for so many years.

Brothers Michael and Dermot then took on the business after they finished learning the trade in Cathal Brugha Street.

Today more than 12,000 blaas are sold in Waterford alone on a daily basis and the blaa proudly achieved European PGI status in 2013.  They are enjoyed all over Ireland, UK, France, Germany and Dubai!

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September 2019

Bus Bia bus tour meet the makers in Waterford

Bus Bia – visit the Waterford makers

September 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 2019

Meagher Quay, Meaghar Quay
Waterford, Waterford Ireland
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Hop on a bus and visit some of the food and drink makers of Waterford.  This food trail will bring you to meet the people who make so many things from beer to gin, blaas and breads, cheese or ice cream, there's a whole host of makers right here in Waterford. Take the opportunity to hop on a bus, either in Waterford city or Dungarvan town.  Each Wednesday the bus will bring you to 3 of our makers here in…

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Waterford Harvest Festival

September 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Apple Market, 6 John Street,
Waterford, Waterford X91 NT78 Ireland
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Eleven years on, Waterford Harvest Festival is set, once again, to shine the spotlight on the people who make good food great! From the humble blaa to the food from our fields, mountains and waters there’s something for every taste at the Waterford Harvest Festival. A staple on the nation’s culinary calendar, Waterford Harvest Festival, will fill the streets of Ireland’s oldest city with a banquet of inviting sights and aromas as the Waterford Harvest Festival returns to the city…

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