Kylee's Top Tips for Irish Soda Bread:
Don't overmix the dough - it needs to be shaggy (see the pics for reference)
Pat it into shape, don't knead it to make it smooth. Shaggy is GOOD!
Add raisins if you so desire (I don't but others do)
Add cheddar and bacon bits to the dough - you'll have a non traditional loaf, but it will be delicious!