From the Lawless Family Bakery, Est. 2004
We specialise in the development and manufacture of a delicious range of baked treats, including Gluten Free and/or Vegan!
Behind "The Foods of Athenry" is an enthusiastic farm family. Like many farm families - baking deliciously healthy food for our own kitchen table, driven by necessity but rooted in tradition.
If a discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind; then we took what life threw at us back in the early 2000's - uncertain future in agriculture, childhood health problems which influenced a lifelong interest in the relationship of food vs health and set up a bakery business in which there was no room for any artificial food additives. And so we sold the cows in 2004 and the bakery moved into the now empty milking parlour. The Foods of Athenry was born. And should you believe in the mysteries of the Universe, my grandparents owned one of the largest bakeries in the West of Ireland almost a hundred years ago. There is tradition in my fingertips, and the magic in my hands.
Capital and other initiatives in this company are co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Enterprise Ireland under the Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020. The aim of the initiatives was to purchase assets to allow the company to increase productivity resulting in improved competitiveness, and to recruit a key manager bringing skills that are critical to future growth.