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

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
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
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
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
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
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
The Strand Cahore, Co. Wexford, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland
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Dine in this stunning bar and restaurant facing the great Irish sea.

Gorey, Wexford

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

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
Good Food Ireland | Producer | Kearns Fruit Farm
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James Kearns knows his soft fruit.

Enniscorthy, Wexford
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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
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
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 | 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
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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
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

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