There’s simply no better place to learn the art of breadmaking than West Cork’s Heir Island
Soda breads, yeasted loaves, savoury snacks and sweet treats, together we will make them all on your one-day course with Firehouse Bakery.
Whether you are a beginner, experienced home baker or simply a food lover our one day courses aim to take the fear out of bread making and return bread to its rightful place as ‘King of the Table’.
The Firehouse Bakery is run by chef and baker Patrick Ryan. The co-author of ‘Bread Revolution, Patrick opened the Heir Island Bread School in June 2012. Since then, he’s been making regular trips to the island to take visitors beyond the limits of bread books, for a hands-on journey through the world of real bread.
Timings: Class is from 10:30 am – 5:30pm
Ferry departs Cunnamore Pier at 10am on weekdays and 9.30am on Saturdays and Sundays Return to the mainland is at 6pm Monday – Sunday
Cost: €125 per person
Accommodation: Why not stay longer, and take in the beauty of Heir Island and the delights of West Cork? Island accommodation is available at Roaringwater Lodge located next to The Firehouse Bakery. It’s easy to turn your visit into an adventure weekend when you try some sailing with Heir Island Sailing School which offers residential and day sailing courses on the crystal clear waters of Roaringwater Bay.
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“Going to learn about baking on an island is a magical idea, especially when you know you’ll be heading back on the ferry with a goodie bag and as much bread as you can carry” Georgina Campbell Guide 2013