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
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
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
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
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

Top Foodie Places To Stay in Ireland's Ancient East

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
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
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
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
Kellys Resort Hotel Co Wexford
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Unwind in the 4-star Luxury family run Kelly's Resort Hotel, one of Wexford's most popular holiday destinations.

Rosslare, Wexford

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

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
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
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
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
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
Boyne Brewhouse, Co. Meath, Irish Food & Drink, Good Food Ireland
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Located in the Boyne Valley, Boyne Brewhouse creates Craft Beer using traditional brewing methods.

Drogheda, Meath
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Orchards full of delicious apples can be found at Con Trass' Apple Farm in Co. Tipperary.

Cahir, 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

Speciality Shops, Delis & Cookery Schools

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 | 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
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
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
Macamore Buffalo, Co. Wexford, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland
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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
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