New Seagull Bakery Shop opens in Dunmore East 

Conor Naughton and Sarah Richards, owners of Seagull Bakery

Three Seagull Bakery shops are now open across Waterford in response to growing demand for its sourdough bread and pastries



3 August 2021 | 0

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The artisan sourdough Seagull Bakery in Tramore is experiencing a business growth story as organic as you can get, with husband and wife team Conor Naughton and Sarah Richards recently opening a new bakery shop in Dunmore East and expanding their baking area in Tramore.

The move means that there are now three Seagull Bakery shops across Waterford; a response to the ever-growing demand for the bakery’s sourdough bread and pastries.

Expanding the brand is not new; having commenced baking at her home kitchen counter in 2002 demand grew and grew for Sarah’s  bread. She moved from selling from home to the Saturday morning market at the Tramore Church car-park which was so popular that it became obvious to everyone that Seagull needed a premises.

In 2016, Seagull Bakery opened its doors at Broad Street, Tramore; they expanded the baking area there in 2018 and went on to open a new bakery shop in Waterford City earlier this year. The duo have now opened a new Seagull Shop in the Lower Village of Dunmore East along with a new bakery kitchen in Tramore in order to meet customer demand.

The Seagull team has recognised that the pandemic has seen people looking to eat healthier and to shop more locally and sustainably and Richards says that it is a real privilege to be part of this consumer movement.

“So much has changed for business owners and indeed for consumers over the last 18 months and at Seagull restrictions on the business have certainly been a challenge but we are delighted to see just how much our customers are enjoying shopping more locally, not only at Seagull but at many other local and independent businesses,” she says. “We are thrilled to be able to bring Seagull Bakery to further locations and to open a new bakery shop in beautiful Dunmore East.”

The new Seagull Bakery shop in Dunmore East opened to customers on 21 July and has been serving up roasted brown coffees, its full selection of sourdough bread from white loaves to seaweed sourdough to three seed, rye porridge loaves, baguettes, focaccias, and its Irish grain heritage loaf plus the complete selection of Seagull sweet treats and baked goods. These include the famous twice-baked almond crossaints and the Seagull cinnamon buns. 

Seagull even has its own lightly effervescent lemon verbena and rose and hibiscus flavoured kombucha, plus a popular hand-made fresh pasta created with Irish stoneground heritage grains.

The new Seagull Bakery at the Lower Village in Dunmore East will be open from 8am to 4pm Wednesday to Saturday and from 9am to 1pm on Sundays. 



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