Did Finn MacCool, (Fionn mac Cumhaill) Ireland’s legendary giant, really carve out the Giant’s Causeway by tearing chunks from the mountains to make stepping stones across an ocean, to fight a Scottish giant? Or did geology play its part in creating this stunning Unesco World Heritage Site?
Lots of people wax lyrical about West Cork with its rugged mountainous scenery and Wild Atlantic Ocean. Its opposite number on the other side of Cork city has more of an understated charm. East Cork couldn’t be more different in visual terms.
My name is Laurene and I am 23 years old. I come from Marseille, a city in the South East of France and I love food. I am passionate about food heritage, its artisan-producers' stories and the skill and innovation of its chefs. I study food and wine in tourism, in France and I want to discover all there is to know about the food world!
To validate my degree, I am undertaking a 6 month internship. I found the perfect business for me: Good Food Ireland “For Everyone Who Simply Loves Good Food” !
I arrived in Wexford in February 2017 and I will tell you all about my Irish food adventure...
Myth, magic, legend and folklore form the perfect blend of adventure in Ireland’s Ancient East. This Fáilte Ireland tourism initiative combines 5000 years of Irish history in a memorable road journey traversing many counties in the eastern half of the country. From battles and invasions, to legendary stories of capture and bravery, Ireland’s Ancient East encapsulates the very essence of Ireland’s past, and how it has shaped our future.
The festivities are over and it's back to the grindstone for most people this week. Without wishing to be the profits of doom, there’s nothing like the long dark days of January to make you feel a bit fed up! After a couple of dousings of lashing rain or a battle with frost on your windscreen, there’s something appealing about warming your tootsies by the fire with a cuppa while deciding where you’re going to spend your next vacation. Well, we’re here to suggest a ‘staycation’! Explore your own backyard this coming holiday season with Good Food Ireland. From Dublin’s Doorstep to The Wild Atlantic Way, there’s a culinary adventure out there for everyone.
Short Breaks and Gourmet Getaways with Good Food Ireland
Sometimes, a quick getaway is all you need to recharge the batteries. Our Good Food Ireland members know what it’s like to work hard, and they make it very easy to slow down when you take a quick break away in their establishments. As part of our new Experiences collection with Good Food Ireland, we have a superb array of short breaks to choose from for the New Year.
A voyage of historical and culinary magic awaits, in a region steeped in myth and legend, folklore and tradition. Five thousand years of history is contained in 17 counties.
High Kings and warriors. The mystical and mythical. Hills, valleys, castles and country houses. Sacred sites and enchanting waterways. Ireland’s Ancient East has it all.
Today we introduce a new blog series on Ireland’s latest designated road trip around Ireland’s Ancient East.