There is nothing more satisfying than uncovering a perfect new cozy spot for your morning croissant or even a freshly baked loaf of soda bread - and the many bakeries all over Ireland have a lot to offer.

Whether you already have a go-to bakery or you want to discover a hidden gem in your neighborhood, here are the top bakery spots in Ireland, according to a new ranking compiled by Betway.

Firehouse Bakery in Co Wicklow has been named the best in Betway's ranking of Ireland's 12 best bakeries.

The popularity of each bakery was measured by a unique index score - based on the number of hashtags and views each place has racked up on Instagram, as well as Trip Advisor rankings - with the lower the overall index score the higher the ranking. 

Award-winning artisan bakery, Firehouse Bakery located in Wicklow village of Delgany is deserving of its winning spot.

As well as freshly baked sourdough breads and pastries, Firehouse Bakery also offers brewed cups of coffee and a wood-fired oven at the heart of everything they make.

Following in second place is organic bakery, Bread 41 in Dublin.

Whether you’re a lover of a freshly baked loaf of granary or wholegrain sourdough is your first choice, Bread 41 has plenty for every acquired taste. 

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Dublin seems to be a winning destination for baked goods in Ireland, as Bread Naturally, Queen of Tarts, and Green Door Bakery all made the top seven.

Arán Kilkenny in Kilkenny secured third place, as the much-loved spot proved to be very popular - with their bakers known to use the best local produce for their sweet and savory baked goods of heaven. 

Meanwhile, Seagull Bakery - a favourite spot for locals in the seaside village of Tramore - secured fifth place with its incredible reputation for perfecting Artisan Irish sourdough breads, sweet treats and delicious coffees for its locals.

Other bakeries making the top 12 included the oh-so-charming Ali's Bakery in Cork, Scarpello & Co in Donegal, and Killarney Bakery in Killarney. 

Check out the full list of the best bakeries in Ireland below.

Ireland's top 12 bakeries, according to Betway

  1. Firehouse Bakery, West Cork, Wicklow
  2. Bread 41, Dublin
  3. Bread Naturally, Dublin and Arán Kilkenny, Kilkenny
  4. Queen of Tarts, Dublin
  5. Seagull Bakery, Waterford
  6. Ali's Bakery, Cork
  7. Green Door Bakery, Dublin
  8. Hansel and Gretel Bakery & Patisserie, Dublin
  9. Scarpello & Co, Donegal
  10. Matilda's Bakery, Monaghan
  11. Gaillot et Gray, Dublin
  12. Cameron’s Bakery, Cork, Ross Bakery & Café, Cork and Killarney Bakery, Killarney