Carlow woman into national brown bread semi-finals at the Ploughing Championship

Kathleen Dillon-Byrne will bake on Wednesday, September 19

Darren Hassett

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The competition attracts a lot of attention every year, pictured (left) Anna May McHugh, managing direction of the National Ploughing Association and (right) model Rosanna Davidson

Kathleen Dillon-Byrne from Carlow is into the semi-finals of the National Brown Bread Competition, 2018

The regional competition was held earlier this month in An Grianan when the eight finalists were announced. 

The contestants and their supporters came from all over the country.

Five Irish Countrywomen Association ladies were chosen to go forward to the finals of the competition and three ALDI winners who attended An Grianan too.

ICA Winners:

Kathleen Dillion-Byrne, Carlow Federation 

Mary Kennedy, Clare Federation

Vivienne Rigley, Laois Federation

Liz Brady, Longford Federation

Mary O’Neill, Wicklow Federation

ALDI Winners

Samara Ward – Co. Donegal

Blaithin Herbert – Co. Limerick

Emma Ferguson., Co. Meath

The semi-finals of the competition will be held at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Offaly on September 18 and 19 and the Grand Final will be held on Thursday September 20. 

Liz Brady, Mary Kennedy, Mary O’Neill and Samara Ward will bake on Tuesday Septtember 18. 

Kathleen Dillon-Byrne, Emma Ferguson, Blaithin Herbert and Vivienne Rigley will bake on Wednesday September 19. 

Two ladies from each day will go forward to the Grand Final on Thursday September 20.