The Baking Academy of Ireland is dedicated to furnishing students with the expert knowledge and enthusiasm necessary to thrive in the world of artisan bakery. 


Meet our Bakers

Master Baker, Derek O’Brien, and his experienced and knowledgeable faculty have a diverse range of specialities stemming from their varied backgrounds in baking.

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GREAT BAKING COURSE. Thank you Derek and Orlaith for a really good baking experience! I learnt so much, including why I was never really successful before at baking. The course was really so well presented, and, I’m happy to say I have successfully made the Yogurt and Apple cake for a good friend. Also, I feel more confident now to take what I have learned into my work -to bake for the old people I look after when they have friends to tea. I am now looking forward to the 2 days of bread making and to learning about the different flours and methods. All the very best, and, thank you so much for the professional approach. Helen.
— Helen from County Down