Thunders Home Bakery was established by Mr. and Mrs. Thunder in 1969. It consisted of a shop and bakery in Upper Drumcondra. She was the main baker and ran the business while he was an accountant.
Their nephew, Tony Lonergan, took over reins in the 1980’s. He had trained as a pastry chef in Switzerland and expanded the business to include new shops in Clontarf and Phibsboro.
Sinead & Stephen Heffernan bought it from Tony in 2008 and have since opened six other shops around Dublin, including Crumlin, Dundrum, Lower Drumcondra, Finglas, Margaret’s Road and Prussia Street. We also went online and started delivering to people’s homes.
In 2013, we opened our first café in Clery’s Department Store on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, and in 2014, we opened our second café on Mespil Road in Dublin 4. Our Third Cafe has now opened in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.
Our bakery is renowned for its Blackforest Gateaux and many more cakes, confectionery and hand made breads. We pride ourselves is fresh daily produce, our hand made artisan approach to our breads and cakes and our commitment to source our ingredients locally.