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Exciting expansion plans announced at Iron’s Home Bakery


One of Ballymena’s favourite bakery shops has announced exciting expansion plans for its Harryville premises.

Irons Home Bakery is renowned for their famous sausage rolls and iced coconut cream fingers, but for many years the bakery shops’ popularity has been bigger than the small premises usually filled with people out onto the street.


Irons Home Bakery was established almost 50 years ago by Mr W J Irons. After serving his time as a baker in Belfast and then in Morton and Simpson's in Ballymena, Mr Irons started the bakery not far from where he lived, along with his wife Anna.


The bakery always had a strong family focus and today the business is run by his daughter, Peggy Eaton and his grandaughter Rachel. Mr Irons other grandaughter Rebecca also helps out on a Saturday and Mr Irons can still be spotted coming in to check all produce is up to his standards.



In a statement on Thursday night (June 16), a spokesperson for Iron’s said:


“So we’ve been planning something exciting for a while.


“We have been granted planning approval to move our existing shop into what was Hillis’ newsagents - just next door to us!


“We are so grateful for your patience as you stand outside queuing in all weathers.



“The new shop will be bigger so less time standing out in the rain, and this larger shop will also allow us to provide you with an even better selection of goodies.


“Thanks for your support which has kept us going for over 50 years now! Here’s to the next 50!


“And thanks to Slemish Design Architects for getting us here!”

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