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The best of Irish baking is available for all to see at the Tullamore Show.

Head of Section Brenda Kiernan Contact No 086-1718513


You will find the Cookery & Food section in a huge marquee at AIB National Livestock Show, filled with mouthwatering, tempting food.

With 92 classes in total, there is a class for every type of baker.

Once again, we are so delighted to have Odlums come on board as our Main Sponsors for the Cookery & Food section. 

Odlums aim to nurture and encourage young people to get into baking, hence their continued sponsorship the All-Ireland Youth Competition, a direct entry competition. (PLEASE NOTE UPDATE TO COMPETITION SCHEDULE RULES BELOW)

This promises to be an exciting opportunity to see what the future of
baking has to offer for baking enthusiasts.  


This year, we have regular favourites alongside new classes added to the Speciality Section, including:

  • Three novelty cupcake competitions one in adult, one in teenagers and one in youth kindly sponsored by Bake of O'Connor Square, Tullamore.
  • Centra Everyday Baking Challenge.
  • Hey Pesto! Chocolate Cottage Construction Challenge.
  • Qualifier for the Easterlicious Cook of the Year to Moate Show.
  • Qualifier for the Christmas Baking Championship to Eyrecourt Show.
  • Again, we have two Novelty Sugarcraft Competitions - one for the novice sponsored by Vanilla Bean Bakery and one for the more experienced sponsored by Kit Your Kitchen Bridge Centre, Tullamore.
  • Once again, we have the Uniced Rich Fruitcake sponsored by Tullamore's own O'Donohue's Bakery & Jenny's Kitchen.
  • Yoghurt Loaf sponsored by Glenisk Yoghurt
  • For the year that's in it, we have an extra-special class with 1916 theme, a 9-inch Decorated Chocolate Cake - kindly sponsored by Odlums.

It will be an exciting to see what unusual and wonderful creations appear on Show Day.

Have you ever boasted that you make the best fruit scones, or smiled sweetly when a friend announced that that their rhubarb tart is in a class of its own?
Well, why not let the judges decide on your baking skills at the Tullamore Show?

With tasty delights from fruit cakes to queen cakes and chocolate muffins, a mouth watering selection to tempt your taste buds is promised at the cookery and food section, where the expert cooks can be tested throughout the marquee and especially at the Odlums All-Ireland Home Baking Championships.

With prizes galore and gastronomic exhibits, the Tullamore Show is the place to be for every cookery enthusiast.

Follow the Cookery Section Facebook on Tullamore Show Cookery & Food Facebook Page.


Late Entries will be accepted on Show Morning up to 9.30am but the entry fee will be €4.


Update to Class No. 835 COOKERY:


Class No. Class Name Update Schedule Page No.
835 Odlums Youth All Ireland Home Baking Championship Rules & Conditions
1. c) 1 Healthy Bread (Baked in 900g / 2lb loaf tin)
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