Maura and Siobhan Kearney, daughters of Michael and Daisy, completed their Leaving Certificate in Mount Trenchard Secondary School, Foynes in 1986 and 1988 respectively. With a shared passion for home baking they embarked on a comprehensive three year Diploma in Bakery Production and Management in Dublin Institute of Technology. Throughout the course the sisters carried out comprehensive market research and test baking using their mother’s recipes. They quickly identified a significant local demand for tasty, traditional products like soda bread, scones and apple tarts.
Equipped with family expertise, determination and a love for good food, Maura and Siobhan set up their own business at the tender ages of 20 and 22. Their bakehouse was built on a Greenfield site in Ballyhahill, County Limerick surrounded by scenic countryside and an abundance of fresh air. The sisters bravely opened the bakehouse doors for business in June 1992.
Twenty years on, Maura and Siobhan employ 20 staff and their business continues to go from strength to strength. Their five delivery vans service shops and supermarkets from Limerick to Tralee on a daily basis.