Monday, 30 March 2015

Still Fresh at 90 - Molloy’s Better Baked Bread

As a ‘Thank You’ to all our loyal customers, Molloy’s are holding their 90th Birthday Celebration in the Abbey Hotel on Wednesday 4th July from 7 pm to 9.30 pm. All welcome. 

  On the night you can enjoy music, craic, food and wine, get to taste products, meet some of our suppliers and maybe catch up with some old friends. Ruth Scott of 2FM will be MC on the night while Sarah Browne Nutritionist will speak on the properties of bread.

  In 1922, on returning from the USA, James Molloy purchased a business on Main Street, Roscommon from the Melia Family.  The business comprised of a shop, hardware, pub and bakery.  90 years later the bakery is located in a custom built premises at Abbeytown and is managed by Declan Molloy, grandson of James Molloy.

  The bakery has seen many changes over the years it has been through wars and recessions gone through rationing of food during the war years to a plentiful supply of ingredients and goods in recent years it has moved location and changed personnel and product range.

  Barry Molloy recalls the batch bread being delivered around the town by a horse drawn van in the early years and this is in complete contrast to the comfort of the current fleet. The business has been built on the 3 P’s - Pride, Passion and Product and this ethos has been handed down through the four generation from James to Barry then Declan and Mary T now on to Mark and Jackie Ann Molloy.

  An important factor in the success of the business has been the loyalty and contribution of the staff through the years. The business has evolved to include a fine food shop with café and currently employees 40+ staff. The team today is comprised of Irish, Brazilian, Polish, Latvian and Lithuanian.

  Molloy’s Bakery has been innovative in introducing new bread and cake lines on a regular basis. Spelt bread and cakes which are free from traditional wheat flour has proved to be a big success. The fine food shop supports local artisan suppliers and has a range of unique products sourced locally, nationally and internationally.

  Molloy Brothers in Main Street were the local agent for the Cunard shipping line through which many local people emigrated to the USA. On the night, Molloy’s will have on display the Cunard Line record book kept by James Molloy which shows the names of the many locals who emigrated, the dates they emigrated and the cost of the travel. They will also have some ration books and other memorabilia on display which will be of interest to many locals.

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Issue dated: 29 June 2012
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