Put all ingredients in bread pan in order of manufacturer directions.
This makes a dense medium size loaf (6-7 inches tall). For a fluffier taller loaf, increase yeast to 2 1/2 teaspoons.
Have ingredients at room temperature. If necessary, warm water and butter in microwave for 50-60 seconds on high.
For my Hitachi 101 add 1/4 cup raisins 4 minutes into first cycle. Add remaining raisins just after resting period and as second kneading begins.
Crust color: medium Bread Cycle: Bread or Mix Bread
This has been a successful loaf in my Hitachi B101. Other makes of bread machines will have to make some changes according to their own machines.
According to a close Irish friend, this does taste and look like the bread that she grew up with in Ireland.