Ireland’s rich landscape, rugged coastline and huge variety of produce means there is a world of food experiences available right across the island.
There is so much choice and so much to explore when it comes to food and drink in Ireland – but finding the right culinary adventure to suit your tastes has just got easier with the launch of a new online service from Good Food Ireland.
Good Food Ireland Experiences, bookable throughout the island of Ireland, are a new dimension to the renowned Good Food Ireland network that directs food lovers to everything from best-in-class restaurants, pubs and cookery schools to breweries, distilleries, good food places to stay and much more.
The new online service, available on the Good Food Ireland website, allows food lovers to browse experiences by date, destination or simply by the food experience they would like to explore. The site allows users to book the experience or series of experiences directly and receive immediate confirmation.
The experiences are as diverse and varied as the food scene in Ireland. To get close to farm to fork experiences the options include a ‘Blackcurrant and Horse Breeding Farm Tour’ in County Wexford, the ‘Goat Cheesemaking on a Family Farm’ in County Cork, or the chance to get buzzed about a ‘Hands-On Bee-Keeping Tour’ in County Galway.
For food lovers looking for a little bit of exclusivity, you can ‘Dine with a Local Chef at a Private Lunch’ in County Donegal or try a ‘Traditional Country Picnic for Two’ in County Limerick.
Ballymaloe Cookery School
Alternatively, there are chances to take part in hands-on bread-making in the world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork or to make your own chocolate bar in County Clare.
If you are taking a road trip the experiences can be broken down by chosen route, providing the opportunity to take in destinations such as the Wild Atlantic Way, Northern Ireland, Ireland’s Ancient East and more.
With real, authentic Irish food and drink experiences assured by Good Food Ireland, the options are endless and the experiences will be unforgettable.
Festivals are a big part of the food scene on the island too, and in the autumn they are as plentiful as the harvest, making it a great time to visit. Among the foodie highlights to look out for is the Armagh Food & Cider Festival, running from 19–22 September in the famous Orchard County.
This international taste-fest in the home of the Bramley Apple will feature a cornucopia of local produce and festival-goers can expect to raise more than a glass of cider to an amazing spread of mouth-watering events.
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