The Best Irish Scone – the search is on…

Where’s the home of Ireland’s Best Scone?

Goodall’s and Odlums join forces in search for Ireland’s best scone-

NOW an annual celebration in the Irish foodie calendar, once again, the search is on for ‘Ireland’s Best Scone’.

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This year Goodall’s and Odlums, two mainstays in Irish baking, are appealing for the public to nominate their favourite scone. Last year, hundreds of nominations were received from people across Ireland who sent in the name of the establishments where they had tasted their ‘best scone’.

The home of ‘Ireland’s Best Scone’ could be a local deli, urban café, renowned restaurant or established hotel…in fact, all food establishments are eligible with the only requirement being that they make their own scones, and that they taste good!

I had the honour of judging this competition last year (a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it!) and yes, you’ve guessed it, I am back to judge again this year in the Merrion Hotel with Odlum’s legend, Catherine Leyden.  I’m just a little bit excited……

Get nominating folks!


PS: The Freddy Buttons Schools Bookmark Competition is open til Fri 30th…


How To Nominate Your Favourite Scone

Nominations open on Monday 27th April at 9am and close on Friday 8th May 2015 at 5pm. People can nominate their favourites by simply naming the scone, where it’s available and tweeting the nomination to @GoodallsIreland, using the hashtag #bestscone. On Facebook, nominations can be submitted via the Goodall’s Facebook page and there’s also the option to post your nomination to Goodall’s Ireland.

The public will also be able to vote for their favourite scone at, which will account for 50% of the vote, with the remaining 50% being awarded by the judges.


Catch up on Fiona’s latest Home Farm article in Irish Country Magazine in shops now.

Enter the Freddy Buttons competition for primary school children HERE

“Food from an Irish Garden” is available in shops nationwide or directly from Orpen Press.

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