Winners announced for the Great Boyne Valley Bake Off 2020

Published on: 17th July 2020 @ 12:08 PM

On Thursday the 8th of July the winners of the 2020 Great Boyne Valley Bake off were presented with their prizes in the Ardboyne Hotel in Navan. The finalists from O’Carolan College in Nobber, Coláiste Pobail in Rathcairn and St Oliver’s school in Oldcastle had taken part in a virtual competition over the month of June.

Over 50 students entered this years event from schools all around Meath. 30 students made it to the semi-final in the Ardboyne Hotel last April. The criteria for the competition was sourcing local ingredients from local suppliers and creating a unique and tasty bake. The Great Boyne Valley Bake off is held in conjunction with Boyne Valley Flavours which highlights local producers in the Boyne Valley area.

The Judges for this years final included James Tallon from Martry Mill, Hilda Cullivan from Hilda’s Homemades and John Delany from Oriel Seasalt.

James Tallon was very impressed with the entrants this year “The level of talent in our young people always amazes me. It was a very hard job trying to decide the winner, especially when we were judging videos and pictures. It was great to see the students becoming more aware of low food miles and the importance of buying local”.

Third place in this years competition was awarded to Eva Gilchreest who made a local fish pie. She including ingredients from Nicks Fish, Oriel Sea Salt and Meade Potatoes.

In Second place was Caoimhe Gillic who made an Asparagus and Goats cheese tartlet. She included ingredients from Drummond house, Boyne Valley Bán cheese, Oriel sea salt and Newgrange Gold oil.

First place was awarded to Ruth Cahill who presented an exceptional Chocolate checkerboard cake. Her bake included ingredients from Newgrange gold oil, Coole swan, Aínes Chocolate and Oriel Sea salt.

All three finalists were presented with their Boyne Valley Flavours aprons, tea towels and wooden spoons. If this year is anything to go by then next years competition will be bigger and better than ever. For more information contact


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