St. Patrick’s Day may be behind us, but that’s no reason not to go to Ireland. Here are some of the island’s winning food tours to seek out the next time you visit.
Delicious Dublin Food Tours
Next time you’re on a city break to Dublin be sure to join multi-award-winning food writer Ketty Quigley on a food tour around the capital. It will take you on a journey through Ireland’s food history and offers a taste of traditional and modern Irish food and drinks including amazing dairy products, baked goods, craft beer, whiskey and seafood.
Ballyvolane House Foraging Tours
Fancy a forage? Head to historic Ballyvolane House in County Cork and enjoy a walk through woodlands and meadows gathering as you go. From April to June you’ll be foraging for leaves and flowers while berries and mushrooms are the focus in autumn. Afterwards enjoy a three-course lunch in the house incorporating the foraged plants.
Fab Food Trails (Cork)
County Cork claims to be the culinary capital of Ireland so here’s your chance to put that to the test. A 2.5-hour tour around Cork city will take you to top producers and purveyors who will offer up the most delicious food as well as some intriguing local knowledge about the city’s history and gastronomic credentials.
Howth Craft Beer and Seafood Trail
A winning combination of the finest craft beers, the highest quality locally caught seafood and the picturesque surroundings of the village of Howth, north of Dublin, makes this food tour one to relish. The experience includes a history of the village and a chance to chat with the fishermen as you walk across the piers to view the local colony of seals.
Galway Food Tours
The gourmet star of Ireland’s rugged west, Galway has a rich and exciting food and drink scene. This tour delivers a top-class experience including visits to artisan producers, cheesemakers, creative beer projects, artisan chocolatiers and many others showcasing the best of Irish produce.
Taste & Tour Belfast Food Tours
If you’re up for a marmalade martini or some Ulster Fry pintxos, head to Belfast to enjoy a mix of culture, cuisine and craic on one of the many food and drink tours available. The award-winning, belly-busting, four-hour Belfast Food tour includes a taste of organic smoked salmon, wonderful cheeses, incredible local gins, craft beers and speciality breads.
Kenmare Foodie Tours
The pretty village of Kenmare on the world-famous Ring of Kerry is home to a thriving foodie scene and will surprise you with its eclectic mix of cuisines. Take a walking tour with television cook and Irish food blogger Karen Coakley to experience local delicacies and chat to local traders and producers.
Taste Wexford Food Tours
Wexford’s rich food story is told on a tour of farm shops, soft fruit farms, bakeries, cafes and restaurants enabling you to sample a range of foods from traditional freshly baked Irish soda bread using locally milled flour, to seafood chowder and the sweetest locally grown strawberries.
Kinsale Food Tours
The busy fishing port of Kinsale in County Cork is the perfect place to sample fresh seafood as well as a myriad of other artisan local delicacies. The tour also promises to regale you with wild and interesting tales. Come hungry as you will be well fed.
Doolin Food Tour
Discover the best gourmet experience in County Clare on a food tour of picturesque Doolin on the Wild Atlantic Way. Stopping off at the Burren Smokehouse, famous for producing the finest smoked salmon in Ireland, it also includes tastings of locally produced cheese, craft beer and award-winning fish and chips.