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

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
The Brook Inn Restaurant & Bar, Co. Cork
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The Brook Inn in Cork’s pretty suburb of Glanmire comes with three generations of family cheffing expertise behind it. The Murphy’s have owned the pub for seventeen years.

Glanmire, Cork
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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
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 | Hartes Bar and Grill
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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
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A Casual Food offering located outside Wexford Town.

Drinagh, Wexford
Cistin Eile Restaurant Wexford
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A champion of foods of the region Chef Owner Warren Gillen lets the food on the plate speak for itself.

Wexford Town, Wexford

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 | Killowen Farm Yogurt
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Nicholas Dunne's family have been farming land at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains, outside Courtnacuddy, County

Enniscorthy, 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
Ballycotton Seafood Fishing Boat
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Ballycotton Seafood Producer supply a wealth of quality fresh Irish Fish caught along the South Coast of Ireland.

Garryvoe, Cork
Greens Berry Farm, Co. Wexford, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland
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John Greene grows soft fruit and new potatoes on his family farm that are freshly picked and sold at his farm shops during the summer season.

Wexford
Good Food Ireland | Producer | Ryans Arbutus Bread
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Declan Ryan was well known some years ago as a chef/restaurateur.

Cork, 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
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

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