FAMOUS for its in-store bakery, Mulrooney’s Gala in Roscrea has picked up a national award for ‘Best Bakery’ at Checkout magazine’s Best in Fresh awards, which were held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin in July.
Beating off stiff competition from some of the major multiple retailers, Mulrooney’s scooped the top award, proving that you really can have your cake and eat it.
From small beginnings in 2003, where the store started to bake fresh scones and soda bread, Mulrooney’s Roscrea now boasts a scratch bakery, producing products that are synonymous with quality and taste, at great prices.
Customers travel from far and wide to pick up scones, breads, rolls, yeast breads, tarts and fresh cream products from the store.
Such is the bakery’s reputation that Mulrooney’s has started to produce bespoke birthday cakes and the bakery has even been commissioned by a number of brides-to-be for their wedding cakes.
Sean Mulrooney, Proprietor of Mulrooney’s Gala, Roscrea, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with this national award for Best Bakery in Ireland. For years, we’ve been building up a loyal clientele and it’s down to the huge demand for our bakery products from day one that we’ve continued to invest and develop the business.
“The team, led by store manager, Deirdre Harding, are very deserving of this award as it’s the quality products, combined with the second-to-none customer service that keeps our customers coming back for more. We now distribute a select range of the fresh cream products to Mulrooney’s Galas in Portuma, Nenagh and Ballywilliam.”
The Best in Fresh awards were judged by a panel comprising of Valerie Rice, food industry consultant; Jeanne Quigley, Secretary of the Irish Food Writers Guild; and John Ruddy, Editor of Checkout Magazine and its Retail Intelligence news service.
Each entry was assessed across a number of key criteria, including overall freshness, range of offer, management and display of food in-store, traceability, and service and advice in-store.
There are over 100 Gala stores across the country with a ‘Baker’s Corner’ bakery concept, offering wholesome, freshly baked products nationwide.