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Ireland's Ancient East

Take a Culinary Voyage Into The Past

A taste of local culture….

5000 years of history and a food culture spanning centuries, this rich land is carpeted by lush landscapes and idyllic towns, framed by the River Shannon and the Irish Sea. Discover and Book food and drink experiences with locals, hear stories of how generations of families have handed down their farms and how traditional food production techniques and culinary skills have been retained to bring this ancient land to life.

Browse & Book Experiences in Ireland's Ancient East

Where To Eat And Drink in Ireland's Ancient East

L'Officina Kildare | Good Food Ireland Places To Eat
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Back in the day, Italian restaurants in Ireland offered a basic menu of pizza and pasta. Most of them were little better than the so-called 'red sauce joints' so abhorred in the U.S., but then, something changed.

Kildare, Kildare
Mount Juliet Estate, Kilkenny
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Mount Juliet Estate is a lesson in luxury with stunning gardens, golf facilities, accommodation and Michelin star dining.

Thomastown, Kilkenny
Whitehoreses Restaurant | Good Food Ireland Places To Eat
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The pretty seaside village of Ardmore in County Waterford is a draw for families with children, walkers, sandcastle makers, swimmers and those who just want a breath of fresh sea air.

Ardmore, Waterford
Ashtons Gastropub, Dublin, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland
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Ashtons Gastropub boasts a menu laden with Irish produce from carefully sourced steaks, to a wealth of Irish craft beers.

Clonskeagh, Dublin
Good Food Ireland | Pubs and Bars | Larkins Bar
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Use of local and Irish produce and the marriage of old and new dishes often features old fashioned Bacon and Cabbage just like you want it to be

Tipperary
Ghan House Exterior
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A beautiful Georgian country house full of personality, cosy corners and astounding views of the nearby mountains.

Carlingford, Louth
The Chocolate Garden of Ireland, Co. Carlow, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland
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Artisan producers, café and visitor experience. Handmade chocolates, confectionery and ice cream on Carlow/Wicklow border.

Tullow, Carlow
Chakra by Juipur | Good Food Ireland Places To Eat
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Travel to the exotic without leaving Greystones, on a menu which is balanced, elegant and truly representative of a country steeped in culinary treasures.

Greystones, Wicklow

Top Foodie Places To Stay in Ireland's Ancient East

Granville Hotel Waterford
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Expect elegant surroundings, splendid Irish food and impeccable service at the Granville Hotel, located at the heart of Waterford.

Waterford City, Waterford
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One of Cork's best kept secrets. Springfort Country House Hotel has been in the Walsh family for over two decades.

Mallow, Cork
Good Food Ireland | Places to Stay | Hayfield Manor Hotel
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Located near The English Market, this luxury family owned hotel is ideally located.

Cork City, Cork
Ballymaloe Country House Exterior
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Ballymaloe Country House is a mecca of wholesome cooking and home to the dynasty of Allen cooking, set in the Cork countryside.

Shanagarry, Cork
Ghan House Exterior
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A beautiful Georgian country house full of personality, cosy corners and astounding views of the nearby mountains.

Carlingford, Louth
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The River Lee is the perfect location for a foodie or family getaway in Cork and is located near The English Market.

Cork, Cork
Maryborough Hotel & Spa, Good Food Ireland, Irish Food
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Luxury, relaxation and fantastic food in the Cork suburbs, at Maryborough Hotel & Spa located near the English Market.

Douglas, Cork
The BrookLodge Hotel and Macreddin Village Exterior
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Experience fine-dining with organic and wild Irish produce at Brooklodge and Macreddin Village, Co. Wicklow.

Macreddin, Wicklow

Best-in-Class Food & Drink Producers in Ireland's Ancient East

Good Food Ireland | Producer | WILD ABOUT
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Fiona and Malcom Falconer are wild about wild food! The Forage Forest in the garden of their home in Co.

Gorey, Wexford
Good Food Ireland | Producer | Jane Russell's Original Irish
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You might say a banger is a banger is a banger, but you won't say that anymore when you taste Jane Russell's Original Irish Sausages. No indeed! Think best quality pork and beef from one individual small producer in the heart of Tipperary.

Kilcullen, Kildare
barron's Bakery Baked Bread
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Award-winning Barron's Bakery produces bread of the highest quality and is one of four makers of the Waterford Blaa.

Cappoquin, Waterford
Veronica and Tony
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Producer of Preserves, Jams, Chutneys and Curds made using traditional cooking methods 

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Silke Cropp at Corleggy Farmhouse
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Award Winning Corleggy Cheese is made by Silke Cropp who sticks to the principle of making cheese the good old fashioned way.

Belturbet, Cavan
Good Food Ireland | Producer | Rossmore Farmhouse Ice Cream
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If you want to get a sense of the Irish countryside at its absolute best visit County Laois.  This inland area is a r

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Ballymaloe Foods
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Ballymaloe Foods produce a wide range of versatile relishes, salad dressings, pasta sauces and other condiments that will compliment any dish.

Little Island, Cork

Speciality Shops, Delis & Cookery Schools in Ireland's Ancient East

Good Food Ireland | Artisan | Glasrai & Goodies
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Siobhan Lawler's passion for good food and cooking turned into a full-time business career quite by chance.

Gowran, Kilkenny
barron's Bakery Baked Bread
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Award-winning Barron's Bakery produces bread of the highest quality and is one of four makers of the Waterford Blaa.

Cappoquin, Waterford
Janet Drew of Janet's Country Fayre
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A range of great tasting chutneys, relishes and sauces from Wicklow based producer, Janet's Country Fayre.

Kilcoole, Wicklow
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This English Market stall is a favourite for those on the go and looking for a tasty sandwich while exploring Cork City.

The English Market, Cork
Good Food Ireland | Producer | Hickey's Bakery
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A traditional family bakery and cafe in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. A light airy space with cottage style furniture has a selection of tables and chair arrangements for small and larger groups and some counter seating at the rear.

Clonmel, Tipperary