Experiences - Ireland's Ancient East

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 & Drink in Ireland's Ancient East

Hartes of Kildare Irish Food Good Food Ireland
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Food at Harte’s is smart casual with Head Chef Barry Liscombe bringing 15 years of cooking experience to the kitchen.

Kildare, Kildare
Good Food Ireland | Places to Stay | Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort
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Set in the countryside, yet close to the sights and shopping in Waterford City, Faithlegg is a perfect retreat hotel.

Faithlegg, Waterford
Ballykealey House, Co. Carlow, Good Food Ireland®
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Nestled nearby the village of Ballon, Co. Carlow you'll find the charming Ballykealey House.

Ballon, Carlow
Firecastle, Co. Kildare, Good Food Ireland®
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Firecastle ticks all the boxes, artisan food shop, cafe, cookery school and even beautiful accommodation all wrapped up in one enticing package.

Kildare Town, Kildare

Top Foodie Places To Stay in Ireland's Ancient East

Ballykealey House, Co. Carlow, Good Food Ireland®
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Nestled nearby the village of Ballon, Co. Carlow you'll find the charming Ballykealey House.

Ballon, Carlow
Ashdown Park Hotel, Co. Wexford, Irish Food & Drink, Good Food Ireland
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The Ashdown Park Hotel is the ideal location to base yourself when discovering the beauty of Ireland’s sunny south east.

Gorey, Wexford
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
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
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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
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
Ballyvolane House Exterior view with driveway
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Ballyvolane House is a magical wedding destination and a haven for those seeking to escape to the Cork countryside.

Fermoy, 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

Best-in-Class Producers in Ireland's Ancient East

Macamore Buffalo, Co. Wexford
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Liam and Sinead Byrne are bringing the delightful taste of water buffalo to Co. Wexford and beyond from their family farm in Ballygarrett Co. Wexford.

Gorey, Wexford
The Sinnott Family, Wexford Home Preserves
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Down in deepest Wexford in 1988, Ellen O’Leary first made jams under the Wexford Home Preserves label. This lady created quite a stir, excuse our pun, gaining a great reputation for her beautiful jams, handmade from local home grown fruit.

New Ross, Wexford
Good Food Ireland | Producer | The Wild Irish Foragers And Preservers
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Wilde Irish Foragers create natural wild Irish Syrups, Sauces, Fruit Cheeses, Jellies, Pontack and their newest product, Shrubs using recipes from a bygone era.

Birr, Offaly
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
Gift Box, Crossogue Preserves, Co. Tipperary, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland
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Producer of Preserves, Jams, Chutneys and Curds made using traditional cooking methods 

Thurles, Tipperary
Berthas gin
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Ballyvolane House is home to Ballyvolane Spirits where Bertha's Revenge Small Batch Irish Milk Gin is created.

Fermoy, Cork

Speciality Shops, Delis & Cookery Schools

Ballymaloe Cookery School, Co Cork
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Ballymaloe Cookery School instills its students with a love of local produce, under the inspirational tutelage of Darina Allen.

Shanagarry, Cork
Ballycross Apple Farm Juices Bridgetown Wexford
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Ballycross Apple Farm Juice is a range of natural juices produced to the highest standards in Bridgetown Wexford.

Bridgetown, Wexford
McGraths of Lismore
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What a pleasure it is to come across this traditional butcher in the heart of Lismore village, Co. Waterford.

Lismore, Waterford
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
Ballycotton Seafood Shop Midleton Fish Display
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Ballycotton Seafood Shop Midleton is stocked full of every possible fish you can imagine, all caught fresh off the coast.

Midleton, Cork
Castlewood Organic Farm, Tea Rooms & Farm Shop Co. Laois
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Castlewood Organic Farm is an IOFGA Certified Organic farm that now supports beef cattle, pigs and sheep, has its own kitchen garden for seasonal vegetables and hens for free range organic eggs.

Durrow, Laois
Firecastle, Co. Kildare, Good Food Ireland®
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Firecastle ticks all the boxes, artisan food shop, cafe, cookery school and even beautiful accommodation all wrapped up in one enticing package.

Kildare Town, Kildare
Macamore Buffalo, Co. Wexford
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Liam and Sinead Byrne are bringing the delightful taste of water buffalo to Co. Wexford and beyond from their family farm in Ballygarrett Co. Wexford.

Gorey, Wexford