Ireland’s gourmet revolution
A new crop of young chefs are turning high-quality, homegrown ingredients into sophisticated and unique meals, and new restaurants are popping up all the time
Choose between good value traditional food in the numerous pubs, light, modern cuisine in our cafés or the best in international gourmet food in our restaurants.
Imagine yourself strolling through an array of colourful food markets on a lazy weekend morning, tasting as you go! Ireland’s unpretentious approach to food expresses itself in the vibrant and colourful farmers’ markets, which are now a feature in towns around the country. Here, you will find the best in local produce, from organic fruit and vegetables to handcrafted cheese and freshly caught seafood to tempting cakes and breads.
But if you want to take your love for food that one step further you can enroll in one of the highly rated cookery schools around the country. Relax in beautiful idyllic surroundings while learning to cook both traditional and international dishes under the watchful eye of the country’s most notable chefs.
The Irish Food Board
For local and artisan food produce, plus fabulous accommodation options
What else to explore
The home of great quality Bushmills Whiskey
The official website for the Irish food market traders' association
The home of Guinness in Dublin