Five Unmissable Irish Food Experiences

Ireland is home to some of the most unique and delicious foods. From fresh savoury dishes to delightful desserts, and of course a few tipples along the way, there’s plenty of local flavour to discover. Here are some of the tastiest food experiences, so you can start your Irish foodie journey:

Five Unmissable Irish Food Experiences

Dingle Cookery School

Get your chef’s hat at the ready as you take on the art of cooking in one of Ireland’s most endearing seaside towns. Dingle Cookery School offers year-round classes, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to become your most confident self in the kitchen.

There’s something for all tastes, with a range of culinary experiences from baking sourdough bread to preparing flavoursome vegetarian dishes. The classes cover cuisines from all across the globe, as well as keeping it local with the popular Catch and Cook experience. Participants are invited out on the boat to catch, prepare and cook their own Dingle fish.

Chef Mark Murphy, Dingle Cookery School

The Burren Smokehouse

Since 1989, the Burren Smokehouse in Lisdoonvarna has been creating delicious smoked fish products, including the hugely popular smoked salmon. With an ever-growing fanbase, supplying its products to businesses across the globe, the Burren Smokehouse is eager to share its secrets and pass on the art of smoking salmon to perfection.

Join the Masterclass in Smoking Salmon at the Visitor Centre, and learn how to transform raw salmon into a gorgeously seasoned delicacy. Discover the smokehouse’s fascinating history and learn the difference between hot and cold smoking, all while you enjoy a tasting with a complementary glass of wine.

Burren Smokehouse. Photo by Ginger and Sage

Taste and Tour, Belfast

Taste and Tour offers the perfect opportunity to experience all the wonderful flavours of Northern Ireland. Take your friends on a journey their tastebuds will thank them for, as you discover some of Belfast City’s most visit-worthy eateries.

With a range of exciting food and drink tours, there’s plenty to try, from street food to cocktails and fabulous brunch spots. Taste and Tour also offers private tours for birthdays and other occasions, so you can celebrate your special day with those closest to you. Work together with your tour guide to create your perfect personalised tour, including brewery tours, distillery tours, or even a visit to producers outside of the city.

Taste and Tour, Belfast

Galway Food Tours

Galway is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most colourful and lively cities, and it has plenty to offer in the way of flavour. Galway Food Tours highlight all of the area’s best food experiences, so you can really get a taste for the best spots to eat and drink.

Galway Food Tours combine delicious food and drink with some unique activities, bringing friends and families together over some tasty dishes. Choose from a range of tours, including the Galway Whiskey Tour, Food and Cycling Tour, Sweet Tooth Food Tour and Arthouse Cinema and Food Tour.

Galway Food Tours

Fab Food Trails, Dublin and Cork

Join Fab Food Trails on a stroll through two of Ireland’s major cities, discovering all the best independent food producers. Book your tour in Dublin or Cork, and learn all about Ireland’s culinary history while soaking up the local culture and architecture.

Not only do the tours celebrate authentic Irish dishes, they also take guests on an exploration of delicious international cuisine. If you’re looking for something that extra bit special, the Dublin Food and Fashion Walking Tour combines two of life’s most fulfilling activities: eating and shopping. Stop off at some of Dublin’s most quirky boutiques while you make your way through all the best eateries.

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Ava Farrelly
Ava Farrelly
Ava Farrelly is a travel journalist for travel2ireland, ITTN and TravelTimes. With a background in arts, culture and lifestyle, Ava has a keen eye for the most visit-worthy destinations and all their attractions.

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