In 1952, Tom O’ Sullivan and his family started a much loved tradition of creating fresh bread and barm bracks for the local area. Passed down through generations of O’ Sullivan bakers, our love for bread and bracks has continued through to today. O’ Sullivan's bread packed in the red wrapper and the Kerry brack are synonymous within Killorglin, and indeed Kerry.
The bakery has evolved over the years. In 2004, when a family member became intolerant to wheat, the bakery looked for alternative grains. Spelt flour intrigued them and this is how the spelt range began. Since 2009, the bakery has re-branded, won awards for their Kerry brack range, entered new markets and developed new products.
SuperValu stores throughout Kerry are some of our biggest customers. They are keen and always interested in supporting local businesses and with great communication with management, staff and ourselves they have helped us to grow our bakery and develop our range, through stocking new products, tasting and various events held in stores where we participate.
The bread industry has seen huge change– diet, health, functional foods, and convenience are huge factors that are impacting on the industry and Helen herself has been currently working on some Unislim Free to choose breads which she hopes will help secure the bakery’s future. O' Sullivans Bakery supports over 25 families with our 20 employees as well as 5 distributors. We are a great community bakery and support many local fundraisers, events, sports teams and charities throughout Kerry like the Ring of Kerry cycle, where our barm bracks are at each station throughout the cycle.