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17 incredible foodie experiences in Ireland
If you’re looking to take a short trip away and discover amazing places to dine, there’s an impressive amount of food experiences to enjoy all across this magical country.

Indulge your senses, treat your tastebuds and savour delicious, flavourful fresh food on your next holiday in Ireland.

Excellent eateries

Lennons @ Visual, Carlow

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.

The Tannery, Waterford

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.

The Lemon Tree, Donegal

Make your way to Letterkenny for a few days and order a delectable Donegal Tasting Menu at The Lemon Tree, a true showcase of the amazing flavours that can be found in this lush county.

Bak’d at Arthur’s Barn, Wicklow 

Journey to Belmont Estate in Wicklow and savour freshly roasted coffee and wood-fired sourdough pizza made fresh to order at Bak’d. Indulge in foodie delights in the original Roman Barn from the set of King Arthur during your stay.

Cookery schools

Chef plating food on a square, white, plate
Pick up some expert tips at Fiona Egan Cookery School.

Fiona Egan Cookery School, Longford

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.

Dingle Cookery School, Kerry

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

Fish and beef dishes on a black background.
Enjoy incredible dishes on a food tour this autumn.

Delicious Dublin Tours, Dublin

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.

Slane Food Circle, Meath

Embark on a guided tour with the Slane Food Circle during your Meath minibreak 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.

Taste Kilkenny, Kilkenny

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 and gastro pubs that are supported by this great food network.

An Ghrian Glas Organic Farm, Westmeath

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.

Donegal Food Tours, Donegal

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.

Wilde Irish Chocolates, Clare

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

Friends enjoying a meal around a table in Guinness Storehouse, Dublin
Enjoy lunch with friends at the Guinness Storehouse.

Guinness Storehouse, Dublin

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.

The 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.

The Sea Gardener, Waterford

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.

Airfield Estate, Dublin

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 on your stay in Dublin.

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.

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