As Ireland is a growing foodie nation with 77 % of holidaymakers in Ireland were satisfied or very satisfied with Ireland’s food offering. We feel it is necessary to pay a visit to the culinary wonderland of Ireland.

From curing a salmon in Connemara to a fabulous food trail in Dublin below are our top food & drinks recommendations to be experienced in Ireland.

Visiting a local producer

Carlingford Oysters will take you through the oyster process of how the oysters are grown from sea to plate. You can get a guided tour of the factory, see how the oysters are graded and possible get a sample!  Alternatively, if you prefer salmon, Connemara smokehouse will show you how to hand fillet and traditionally prepare the salmon, explain the salting and smoking techniques and then have a sample of the finished product.

Visit a whiskey distillery or micro-brewery

With so many whiskey distillery’s and micro brewery’s such as Teelings Distillery, Dingle Distillery, Killarney brewery, Black Donkey Brewery & many more we are spoilt for choice. All of these destinations offer a guided tour and a few samples at the end!

Urban walking food tour & food trails

Fab food trails are an Irish based company and offer guided walking tours throughout Dublin, Cork & Kilkenny. You will experience culinary treasures with six to eight delicious tastings on a leisurely walk, peppered with fascinating snippets on the history of Irish food and the city.

Food festivals

Taste of Dublin, West Waterford Festival of Food, Ballymaloe Literary of Food & Wine are to name a few, Ireland has some of the top food festivals in the world. From mingling with award winning chefs to tasting titbits & luxury ingredients from Irish producers, an Irish food festival is a must.

So come and see for yourself.