Swoon over food produced with passion at Lennon's during your short break in Carlow. Set amidst evocative installations and contemporary art, this creative space serves up delicious dishes made using sustainably sourced ingredients.
With ever-changing menus focusing on local flavour, The Tannery an iconic Dungarvan restaurant, is cosy but welcoming. Visitors can book in overnight for an idyllic break away.
3 | Thyme Restaurant
On the banks of the River Shannon in the heart of historic Athlone, Thyme has built a reputation for crafting exciting, modern Irish cuisine. Owner and chef John Coffey and his wife Tara set out to showcase the talent and passion of the Midlands' fabulous producers. The ever-changing menu gives a great snapshot of the diversity and quality of the local food artisans.
Book your stay in Longford and join a class at Fiona Egan’s Cookery School. Prepare and make brunches, lunches and dinners with hand-reared meat and homegrown vegetables and have lunch in her tranquil garden.
Plan a short stay in Dingle and take Dingle Cookery School's Catch and Cook course, a hands-on experience where you go out to nab your meal fresh from the sea. Land a fish and learn about how to expertly prepare it with an expert instructor.
Fun food tours
Plan a dream foodie getaway and book a stay in the heart of Dublin city. Visit local shops on the Delicious Dublin Tours and sample great Irish cuisine and drinks. Learn about the capital’s history and its modern food scene.
Embark on a guided tour with the Slane Food Circle during your Meath break and meet like-minded artisan producers on their farms and in their workplaces all within a 20-mile radius. Learn about artisan cheese, oil, cider and whiskey making as well as organic and sustainable farming.
Travel across Kilkenny and meet local producers who create the county’s best food and drink thanks to Taste Kilkenny. From farm to fork, visit the restaurants, cafés, markets and gastro pubs that are supported by this great food network.
Camp at this farm in Westmeath and take a farm tour. See the work that goes into growing food and learn about conserving our natural heritage while living sustainably at An Ghrian Glas Organic Farm.
Meet the finest chefs on this foodie destination tour and enjoy the best food experiences of Donegal with Donegal Food Tours. Meet the people behind the produce and relish treats along the way.
Go behind the scenes and see how artisan chocolate is produced in Clare at Wilde Irish Chocolates. Be sure to book ahead into a chocolate making experience.
Food and drink experiences
While you’re on your city break in Dublin, tour the Guinness Storehouse and try their Connoisseur experience. Relax in the exclusive bar and take a tutored session that brings you on a tasting journey of the world-famous porter. Afterwards, grab a bite to eat at Arthur's Bar or the 1837 Bar & Brasserie.
13 | English Market, Cork
Explore the iconic English Market with its diverse traders from fledgling sellers to long-established family businesses passed down through generations. Whet your appetite at this famous market during your city break where the sights, sounds and smells create a mouth-watering experience.
Join Marie Power, The Sea Gardener, on Waterford’s Copper Coast as you explore secluded rocky coves and head down country lanes in search of wild food and edible plants.
Visit Dublin's only 38-acre working farm at Airfield Estate and see the Overend family home, kitchen, gardens, and vintage cars. Collect freshly laid eggs, see the Jersey cow herd being milked and meet up with the goats, pigs and donkeys. Or book into one of the cooking workshops and demonstrations in the kitchen, from sustainable seafood to tapas and baking with kids.
16 | Roe and Co, Dublin
Experience this urban distillery in Dublin’s Liberties neighbourhood. Step inside the iconic former Guinness power station and book into the immersive Cocktail Workshop Experience or whiskey tasting with Roe and Co. Experiment with flavours and mix up some of your favourite cocktails with your friends.
Whatever your foodie interests, you’re bound to find something to suit your palate and sate your appetite. To find out more, visit our Food Experiences page and tantalise your tastebuds.