I love Irish Bread, including soda scones and wheaten. My mother used to make it for me regularly, when I was growing up, and of course on visits to Northern Ireland, it was pretty much expected that wherever we went to visit, there would be scones and wheaten being served.
In some of the "tea shops," you would order tea and a scone for an afternoon snack. One of my favorite places was not far from Dublin, in the Wicklow mountains. I believe it was near Dún Laoghaire.
Yes, I have some very fond memories, including the food and hospitality of friends and relatives. The last time I visited was in 2007. Time for another trip!
In the meantime, I can make my own wheaten bread with this recipe here!