BakeFest to rake in a million in bread for city

Galway is set for a €1 million windfall this weekend when 10,000 visitors arrive in the city for BakeFest Galway.

The two day festival is now in its second year and takes place in Leisureland from 10am on Saturday and Sunday. The event is Ireland’s biggest baking festival and competition and some of Ireland’s top chefs will be in attendance sharing their baking skills and secrets.

The event drew almost 11,000 people to the city last year and raised much needed funds for local charities and causes. Organisers are confident that the spin-off to the city will be in excess of €1 million


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BakeFest to rake in a million in bread for city

Galway is set for a €1 million windfall this weekend when 10,000 visitors arrive in the city for BakeFest Galway.

Maria O’Dowd

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Sport

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Mary’s children Tara and Erin, with their friend Ailish, pictured at the recent fish cookery demonstration day.

Opinion

Message to the great unwashed

OK, we're a day into it, A day into realising that while you may lead a horse to water, when he gets there, the fecker's gonna cost you a few bob. On Tuesday we splashed around in the bathroom like an orgy in the last days of Pompeii, but since then, we've been up half the night trying to ensure that the drop dripping from the tap in the kitchen is captured for the tay for breakfast. So what are we to do? How can we live the lifes of post-Celtic Tiger metrosexuals used to our washing and waxing and shaving and conditioning and scents that could kill an ass from 20 paces. How are we going to cope knowing that everytime you hear a flush, your wallet has a bowel movement? The days and nights of the much coiffured sweet smelling high heeled gelled back brigade hitting the clubs may soon be a thing of the past. Good old poor hygiene of the 70s and 80s will come back into vogue. A shower will become a luxury even if you do manage to get three a month. Lattes will replace straight coffees. Spuds will be steamed not boiled, car washes will become car polishes; horses at the racecourse will have to be rubbed down with a wet Babywipe instead of the traditional hosing. And gorse fires will be let burn burn burn. So life as we know it has changed immeasurably. So what can we do to save a few bob. Here are a few tips.


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