Heritage & History

O’Hara’s of Foxford are based in County Mayo, where the company produces over 100 confectionery and 40 bread products to the highest quality standards. Founded in 1951, the company is still owned and run by the O’Hara family, who pride themselves on the motto: ‘Care in the Making, Care in the Baking.

The company, which employs a staff of over 180, is the holder of several national hygiene and quality awards and a previous overall winner of the National Hygiene and Food Safety Award at the prestigious EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association) Quality and Excellence Awards.

The Story behind O’Haras

Michael and Maureen wanted the winnings to secure a future for their families and that it did.

60 Plus Years Later

There are 22 O’Hara’s involved in the business. Little did they know was that it would secure a future for the town.
With almost 180 employees, it is the largest employer in the area and one of the biggest employers in Mayo.

Success has helped the company grow

It is one of the biggest bakeries in the west of Ireland and one of the country’s major cake suppliers. In the old days when customers asked Mrs O’Hara why her cakes tasted so good, she would simply answer “care in the making, and care in the baking.” And that simple philosophy is still the bedrock of O’Hara’s thriving business.

Through the years

The factory has grown, products have developed, packaging has changed… but one thing has remained the same…Quality. Despite hard economic times and tough competition, O’Hara’s have never compromised on the quality of their products. They continue to ensure that their products are made with the finest of ingredients and the greatest of care. The products are made by their family to be enjoyed by yours.
Producing over 140 Bread and Cake products and distributing nationwide to all the major retailers and independent stores, O’Hara’s has come a long way since that 1951 sweepstakes win.
Truck 2008
The Bakery around 1983
Quality Mark 92 - 93
O'Hara Family
Fleet Image 1993
Bakery Van in Ballacorick
About 1992 - Christmas Dinnerdance
1978 - 1979
Q Mark 1995