Donnelly’s Bakery & Coffee Shop is voted the Most Loved Bakery in Northern Ireland!

The results are in, and we are delighted to announce that Donnelly’s Bakery & Coffee Shop is officially the Most Loved Bakery in Northern Ireland. Customers have praised Donnelly’s in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim for the high quality of cakes and bakes, and for the fantastic range available – alongside the excellent service and welcome they receive from the hardworking friendly staff!

As part of this year’s Craft Bakers’ Week (28th September – 3rd October), bakeries across the country have been encouraging customers to vote for them as the Most Loved Bakery in Northern Ireland. Craft Bakers’ Week is a national celebration showcasing the skills that bakers use every day.

Eugene Donnelly, Director of Donnelly’s Bakery & Coffee Shop  said “It feels fantastic to be voted as the Most Loved Bakery in Northern Ireland.  Bakeries are an important part of any community, and it is great to see that we are so ‘loved’ by our customers from  Ballycastle and  all over County Antrim .We would like to thank all those who voted for us for their continued support both towards us and the art of craft baking”.

Hannah Marriage, chair of Craft Bakers’ Week 2015, explained why Craft Bakers’ Week is so important: “Bakeries have been a feature on our high street for generations and have become an incredibly important part of communities all over the country. Some bakeries are over one hundred years old, and have passed recipes down through the generations, including many delicious regional specialities. Craft Bakers’ Week is a great opportunity to celebrate your local craft bakery, so make sure to visit them and remind yourself what’s on offer.”

Craft Bakers’ Week 2015 is also helping to support the work of Make-A-Wish® UK. Last year bakers helped raise £20,000. Local participating bakeries are raising money in different ways including selling cakes and biscuits with the Make-A-Wish® UK logo as well as holding events and tastings.

Lynn Taylor, Community Fundraising Manager at Make-A-Wish UK says, “we’re delighted to have the ongoing support of Craft Bakers’ Week for 2015. Last year the campaign raised over £20,000, and with all of the wonderful events which are planned for this year we’re sure we’ll beat that. The money raised will help us to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions, whether it’s a collection tin or a big event every bit will help.”

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For further information about Craft Bakers’ Week (28th September – 3rd October 2015)