There is a very good choice of shops, supermarkets, butcher and services for your holiday supplies both locally in the villages, in nearby South Gate and in Drogheda town which is just a 10 minute drive…No shortage of places to source those special holiday treats! The village supermarkets are open from 8 to 10 o’clock 7 days a week all year round. We are looking forward to the Lime Kiln Bakery opening soon!

To quote from Claire’s blog…

“As I stood in the new Brown Hound Bakery, co-owner Reuven Diaz’s words hung in the air along with the luscious buttery scent of just-baked biscuits, cakes and scones. My senses were overloading at the scene: stacks of perfectly-crisp cookies under sparkling glass domes; steam whistling from the shiny espresso maker working overtime to fill coffee orders; and piles of crusty breads peeking out of woven baskets.

I didn’t say it out loud, but in that moment I did feel a pang of regret that I had upped sticks and moved to Dublin a few months ago, away from this haven of homemade goodness so sleek and gorgeous it would fit right into Greenwich Village. But Brown Hound Bakery is in unsuspecting Drogheda, next door to Reuven and wife Jeni’s *other* foodie show-stopper, the Eastern Seaboard Bar & Grill. Damn you, lucky residents of the Drogheda!”