Mueller & O’Connell Bakery


Abbeyleix based artisan bakery Mueller & O’Connell was established in 2017 and is owned by David Grothier and Wellington Da Silva. The bakery produces 11 different kinds of breads daily, including seven types of sourdough loaves and their Wholegrain Spelt Loaf which was awarded silver at the 2022 UK Bread Awards. They also produce a wide range of delicious pastries which change depending on the season. The bakery also provides a delivery service with four par-baked loaves consisting of three Country White loaves and one Granary loaf available to order for delivery on

Mueller & O’Connell places a heavy emphasis on supporting local suppliers, being part of the circular economy and giving back to the community. The bakery is part of the Laois Taste Provenance Scheme which certifies Laois food producers and retail sector businesses that sell Laois made produce. “There are so many great food and drink producers in the county and it’s part of our ethos to promote what Laois has to offer,” explained Mr Da Silva.

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