About Jinnys Bakery

Proprietors Sinead Gillard and her husband Pascal Gillard - run the family business from her premises in Drumshanbo - has been baking commercially since 2003.

"Baking has always interested me and the fact that I've worked in a restaurant for nearly 30 years certainly means I know my way around a kitchen."

Starting Out:
"I made brown bread for our family business 'McGuire's Cottages'. The reaction from our Irish and foreign visitors was always very positive. My best friend convinced me to try selling to local shops in Drumshanbo and that was the start of our bakery business. The response from local people was so positive that I decided to try another few shops. Now I'm supplying over thirty outlets in Roscommon, Sligo, Longford, and Leitrim."

Pascal, Sinead's husband, looks after the HACCP and paperwork and has a Food Science background .