5th Annual Maureen Farrell McCarthy Irish Soda Bread Competition

5th Annual Maureen Farrell McCarthy Irish Soda Bread Competition


The Irish American Heritage Museum will host the 5th annual Maureen Farrell McCarthy Irish Soda Bread Competition on March 4 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

$5 entry fee | Registration info here

The Irish American Heritage Museum announces its Fifth Annual Maureen Farrell McCarthy Irish Soda Bread Competition to be held in the Museum's Hogarty Family Exhibit Hall. The competition is the creation of retired Irish American Chef Harold Quarters. The competition is named in the memory of the late Maureen Farrell McCarthy, Crookhaven, Ireland, a Museum Trustee and original judge at the 2013 inaugural competition. The amateur Irish soda bread baking competition involves two categories: traditional white flour Irish soda bread and family, not strictly traditional (FNST) Irish soda bread.

This year the Museum is going to be making the event even more interactive. At noon, the Museum will be featuring a demonstration on traditional Irish Road bowling. At 1:00 PM, Chef Harold Qualters will be leading a lecture on the history of Irish soda bread, as well as a demonstration on how to make traditional Irish Soda bread. The portion of the day you do not want to miss is at 1:30 PM when the "Tasting of the Breads" occurs. Join us in tasting all the soda breads that were entered into this year's competition and vote for your favorite for the "People's Choice Award." What a day! All of this plus entrants and visitors will enjoy music and cultural and historic programs as well, including our acclaimed "Dublin: Then and Now" exhibit.

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March 4 | 10:00 AM
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