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Welcome to the Firehouse cookery

Join us for a hands-on cookery experience where. we will share our passion for fantastic food and will give the inspiration to get in the kitchen and get cooking.

All our classes are a hands on adventure into the world of food, We limit class numbers so as to ensure a personnel experience.

All courses are held at our new cookery school at our bakery in Newtownmountkennedy, Wicklow.

We are currrently taking a little summer break from teaching classes. Classes will resume in September

Click on the links above to book onto one of current classes

If you want to book using a voucher please give our office an email on

We have recently updated our voucher system. If you bought a voucher before November 25th please email us to use your voucher online.

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Here is a sneak peak of some the baked treats you look forward to making during a day at the Firehouse Cookery School.

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A little over 10 years ago we had the crazy idea to pack our bags, move home from the UK and teach bread courses on a West Cork Island.

Never did we think when we opened our doors for that very first course in June 2012 that it would be the start what has been an amazing, sometimes wild journey. Never did we think it would lead us to where we are today. From a bread course on Heir island has come a two thriving cafes in Delgany, and Wicklow, and a wholesale business that supplies cafes and restaurants throughout Wicklow and Dublin.

The last 10 years have been a whirlwind with many ups and downs but one we have loved and we are so excited for what lies ahead. This year we finally get to open our new cookery school at our bakery in Newtownmountkennedy. We have been working on this for sometime and cannot wait to share this space with you. We had originally planned to open this space in April 2019 but covid has put a stop to that. 

Having partnered with Siemens and Kenwood we have been able to create the prefect space to knead, roll and bake.

Overlooking our bakery in Wicklow, a bread course at our new bread school we give a behind the scenes look inside a modern Irish bakery.

From our new bread school we will be offering full day courses, half day courses, specialty courses as well as some exciting collaborations with a few of our favourite foodie friends.

This year we will be really focusing on offering you the best baking experience we can from our new bread school as a result we wont be running any courses on Heir island this year. In the meantime we cannot wait to welcome you to our new bread school

Have you ever wondered what the windowpane effect is or what knocking back involves? Well this is the place to find out. Soda breads, yeasted loaves, savoury snacks and sweet treats, together we will make them all.

Whether you are a beginner, experienced home baker or simply a food lover our one day courses aim to take the fear out of bread making and return bread to its rightful place as ‘King of the Table’.

The Firehouse Bakery is run by chef and baker Patrick Ryan, co-author of ‘Bread Revolution’ and as seen on BBC 2’s Big Bread Experiment. Since opening the bread school in June 2012, Patrick has caught the nations imagination and wants to share his passion for great food with you. 

In Need of Accomodation?

Why not make a mini break of it and take in the beauty and delights of Wicklow

Accommodation recommendations

within a short distance of the bakery you can find Druids Glen, The Glenview hotel, Powerscourt, and the Parkview

Check our Instagram @Firehousebread for online baking courses and recipes