Hot Baking in Laois

Hot Baking in Laois

Pictured is National Brown Bread Baking Competition semi-finalist Vivienne Rigley from Arles ICA Guild, Co. Laois with Anna May McHugh from the National Ploughing Association. Vivienne was one of the quarter-finalists of the National Brown Bread Baking Competition, sponsored by Aldi and in association with the NPA and ICA, which was held at An Grianán, Co. Louth on the 31st of July.

Vivienne will go on and represent Laois in the semi-final

She will now compete in the semi-finals which will take place in the Aldi marquee at the National Ploughing Championships on the 18th and 19th of September. Two people will be chosen from each day and will go on to compete in the final of the competition on the 20th of September. The winner will see their winning brown bread on sale in Aldi stores across the country for a minimum of 6 months, and will win a share of the profits, guaranteed to be at least €10,000! For more information see