Dervla brings her baking home for new café

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A Sligo restaurateur has returned to her home town of Easkey to open a new café called Pudding Row.

OPENING: Dervla and Johny Conlon pictured at the launch of their new café Pudding Row. in Easkey village.
OPENING: Dervla and Johny Conlon pictured at the launch of their new café Pudding Row. in Easkey village.

Dervla Conlon and husband Johny opened the café to a warm and busy reception on Thursday, July 16, with Irish Times Fashion editor Deirdre McQuillan, and Dublin Fab Food Trails founder Eveleen Coyle in attendance on the night.

Dervla brings with her a wealth of creative culinary experience; prior to her return to the Northwest, she was a pioneer of the Dublin café culture scene and had founded the Pepper Pot Café at the Powerscourt Town Centre in the heart of Dublin City.

She also holds a baking and pastry art degree from the National Bakery School of Ireland, in DIT.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Dervla and Johny pictured outside their café, located above the Easkey Surf Centre.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Dervla and Johny pictured outside their café, located above the Easkey Surf Centre.

Pudding Row’s menu will feature an array of artisanal breads and pastries, bagels, treacle and seeded soda bread, focaccia and other yeasted breads baked fresh by Dervla each day in the café.
Ingredients are sourced locally, and organic where possible.

Located at Easkey House, in the heart of Easkey Village, the café is above the local surf club, and boasts views of Easkey Castle and the Atlantic Ocean.
With wooden features designed by Jonny Walsh and Colin Richie of Mud and Wood, using floor boards from the old school house in Dromore West, the interiors of the café are bright, airy and welcoming.

Throughout winter, Pudding Row will host baking classes, and the Conlons – who have one daughter, Edith – plan to bring the local West Sligo community together and closer through food, drink and idea sharing in the bright and airy café space.

For the summer season, Pudding Row is open Wednesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Follow the adventures of Pudding Row online at @PuddingRowSligo on Twitter and Instagram, and www.facebook.com/PuddingRowSligo or visit www.puddingrow.ie

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