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Top 5: Foodie Experiences to Book in Ireland

by Holly Riddle

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Ireland is undergoing a culinary renaissance, with fresh seafood, new breweries and farm-to-table fare taking the spotlight. Want to experience the food of Ireland for yourself? Add one of these five experiences to your Irish itinerary.

 

A Culinary Tour of Cork

Cork is the food capital of Ireland. It boasts the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the country with three. Guided food tours are available from a range of providers, so you can book the best tour option for you, depending upon the amount of time you have, your interests and your budget.

 

A Food Tour of Dromoland Castle

Visiting a castle in Ireland is an absolute must, but why not combine your castle tour with a culinary tour? Dromoland Castle offers foodie tours accompanied by the castle chef, during which visitors are invited to explore the region’s best seafood, farms and microbreweries before dining at the castle’s restaurant.

 

A Day at Bread School

Go beyond munching on Irish soda bread in a pub and learn how to make an impressive loaf of your own at Firehouse Bread School in Cork. The popular one-day course is a fun time to brush up on your baking skills, with some tasty results.

 

An Oyster Tour at DK Connemara

If you’re a fan of fresh oysters, visit one of Ireland’s oldest oyster farms. DK Connemara offers tours of its facilities on Ballinakill Bay, where you’ll see how oysters are grown, harvested and then prepared. Taste-testing is encouraged.

 

A Ride Along the Burren Cheese Trail

But if your one love is all things cheese, travel along the Burren Cheese Trail and visit the various farms along the way. This self-guided tour is easy to follow and there’s plenty of information on the Burren website to help you plan your culinary exploration

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