Traditional tastesYou can’t leave Ireland without trying the classics. Mop up a hearty Irish stew (lamb, potatoes and carrots) or a Dublin coddle (bacon, potatoes, onions and sausages) with simply sublime soda bread. Sample traditional specialties like bacon and cabbage and delicious sides like boxty (potato pancake) or colcannon (creamy mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage). Across the island, local chefs are putting a modern twist on many of these traditional faves, from cafés in County Cork and Kilkenny to world-class restaurants in Dublin or Belfast.
Sweet SpotLet’s end this on a sweet note! Top off any meal with an Irish apple tart, preferably made with the homegrown Armagh Bramley apples. Special occasions warrant their own dessert—the Irish like their porter cake (made with dried fruit, spices and stout) on St. Patrick’s Day and Barmbrack (a fruit loaf) on Halloween. If you’re coasting by County Kerry, a stop at Murphy’s Ice Cream for handmade desserts using milk from Kerry cattle is a must. For a sweet kick, go for a Guinness-laced cake or sip on an Irish coffee!
What’s NextExperience a Galway Food Tour with our Ireland East to West package, hop on an epic Taste of Ireland tour (complete with Irish whiskey tasting!), or eat your way through Dublin and Belfast with A Tale of Two Cities. Pro-tip: Book your scenic trip to Ireland early and save thanks to this deal.
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