June 25, 2024

Crumbs of comfort: There’s no ploughing championships but Kilkenny bakers can still enter national brown bread competition

The pandemic may have caused the National Ploughing Championships to be cancelled this year but Kilkenny  bakers will find crumbs of comfort in the news that the national brown bread competition will still go ahead.

Aldi will once again, sponsor The National Brown Bread Baking Competition, in association with the National Ploughing Association (NPA) and the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA).

Whilst still open to all members of the public, all entrants will be asked to drop their freshly baked bread to one of the following Aldi stores on the prescribed date:

Wednesday, August 26 10:30- 13:00:

  • Aldi Head Office Naas, Newbridge Road, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 VE40.
  • Aldi Swords, 10 Seatown Rd, Townparks, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 V2N7.
  • Aldi Athlone, Golden Island, Ankers Bower, Athlone Co. Westmeath N37 FC04.

Wednesday, September 2 10:30- 13:00:

  • Aldi Macroom, Oakwood, Sleveen East, Macroom, Co. Cork, P12 ER89.
  • Aldi, Newcastle West The Square, Gortboy, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, V42 KD35.
  • Aldi, Main Street, Gort, Co. Galway, H91 PV44.

Wednesday, September 9 10:30- 13:00:

  • Aldi New Ross, Marshmeadows, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Y34 NP48.
  • Aldi Castlebar, Lannagh Rd, Garryduff, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 TV29.
  • Aldi Cavan, Dublin Rd, Tullymongan Upper, Cavan,  H91PK29.

All successful entrants will be contacted on September 11 to attend the finals, due to take place in Dublin on September 14 with the winners announced on the September  17.

If you think you have the recipe for success, log onto www.aldi.ie/brown-bread-competition or www.ica.ie for information on how to enter, full terms and conditions and competition rules.

The winner’s brown bread will also be stocked in all Aldi Stores in Ireland for twelve months and they will receive a minimum prize fund of €15,000.


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