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

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
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
Castlewood Organic Far, Co. Laois, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland
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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
Spice Restaurant | Places To Eat Good Food Ireland
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A transformation has happened in Wexford town since 2009. Spice Restaurant was born.

Wexford Town, 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

Top Foodie Places To Stay in Ireland's Ancient East

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
Good Food Ireland | Places to Stay | Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort
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Buried deep in the quiet Waterford countryside, but very close to the sights and shopping in Waterford City with its own golf course, Faithlegg is a perfect retreat hotel.

Faithlegg, Waterford
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
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
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
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

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

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
Castlewood Organic Far, Co. Laois, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland
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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
Good Food Ireland | Artisan | Tom Durcan Meats
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Renowned for his Spiced Beef, Tom Durcan supplies a selection of meats from his English Market Stall.

The English Market, Cork
Malone's Fruit Farm Shop, Co. Carlow, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland
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The Malone Family produce soft fruit from their Co. Carlow based farm.

Ballon, Carlow
Good Food Ireland | Producer | M&D Bakery
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Waterford, Waterford
Jackford Irish Potato Gin, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland
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The Stafford family have a long-rooted reputation for excellence when it comes to farming both locally and nationally from their family farm based just outside of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Enniscorthy, Wexford
Good Food Ireland | Producer | Boyne Valley Blue Farmhouse Cheese
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Boyne Valley Blue is similar to English Stilton in texture – a brown rinded crumbly cheese with good veins of blue throughout. The cheese has come to the attention of several high profile names since production began.

Slane, Meath
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

Speciality Shops, Delis & Cookery Schools

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
Cafe Nutshell | Places To Eat Good Food Ireland
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Cafe Nutshell & Deli is proud to fly the flag for Irish produce – and more importantly – for local produce.

New Ross, Wexford
Ballycotton Seafood Shop Garryvoe Counter
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Ballycotton Seafood's English Market Stall is a lively hub for all fish lovers, selling the freshest produce from the South Coast.

The English Market, Cork
Darina Allen in action at Ballymaloe Cookery School
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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
Ballycotton Seafood selection of fresh fish
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Ballycotton Seafood Shop Garryvoe sell quality fish, as fresh as it can be, from the Irish South Coast.

Garryvoe, Cork
Greens Berry Farm, Co. Wexford, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland
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Purchase fresh fruit and new potatoes grown in season on John Greene's Green's Berry Farm from his Tinnock Farm Shop, Gorey, Co. Wexford.

Wexford
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