The Foods of Athenry

Membership approved until 1st May 2018

Business Background


Product Range
Breakfast Range (Retail Packed, Single Serve Packed and Bulk Packed Granolas, Mueslis, and Porridge), Twice-Baked Soda Bread Toasts (Multiseed, Multiseed with Cumin, Cranberry & Hazelnut, Almond & Rosemary), Single Packed, Large Grab-and-Go Cookies – All Vegan, Grab-and-Go Bars (Chocolate Biscuit Cake and Granola Bars, vegan options included), Resealable Snacking Pouches Containing 'Cookie Shots' (Mini Bite-Sized Vegan Cookies, Flapjack Mini Bites), Cakes and Speciality Christmas Products (Mincemeat, Mince Pies, Puddings, Fruit Cake, Chocolate Biscuit Cake).

Specialists In
The development and manufacturing of tasty, premium clean label bakery products, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Through a series of life events, this farming family decided to sell their cows in 2004 and set up a bakery in the disused milking parlour.

A love of good food is something that was, and still is, a Lawless family passion. They have a life-long belief that “”good food promotes good health””, so they took great care in preparing their own breakfasts, lunchbox snacks and treats day-to-day.

When this way of life turned into a business, the company applied that same simple rule to all its delicious products – whether or not they are vegan, free from gluten, or free from dairy.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Raw Material Sourcing

  • Source from Irish suppliers where possible. Otherwise from trusted specialist wholesalers.

Manufacturing Processes

  • Reduce energy use.
  • Reduce water use.
  • Decrease amount of food waste produced.

Social Sustainability

  • As a farm/country based business, The Foods of Athenry’s location is peaceful and relaxed. Their locally employed workforce have an easy commute to work and they believe in employer engagement to foster an engaged workforce through regular meetings and social events. The Foods of Athenry endeavour to up-skill within their employee base, and they remain committed to our working parents, working together in a flexible manner to ensure a holistic approach for a work/life balance.

Unique Selling Points

Developing their own recipes, the Lawless family produces unique gluten-free products, all manufactured to a high taste profile, with numerous awards supporting that claim.

All products are baked on the family farm in the west of Ireland and contain no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives, hydrogenated fats or GMOs.

The Foods of Athenry’s multi award-winning products cater for a range of free from diets, with many vegan options available, providing innovative solutions to both the retail and the HORECA industry.

Awards & Accreditations

Over 60 Taste Awards to date, multiple Great Taste Awards, multiple Blas na hÉireann Awards, multiple Irish Free From Food Awards, a sustainability award from the Irish Food Writers’ Guild of Ireland and an SFA Food & Drink Business Award.

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