Experiences - Ireland's Ancient East
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 is a magical wedding destination and a haven for those seeking to escape to the Cork countryside.
Award-winning Barron's Bakery produces bread of the highest quality and is one of four makers of the Waterford Blaa.
Mount Juliet Estate is a lesson in luxury with stunning gardens, golf facilities, accommodation and Michelin star dining.
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.
A beautiful Georgian country house full of personality, cosy corners and astounding views of the nearby mountains.
An award-winning destination garden centre and restaurant serving the local community and visitors for almost 25 years.
Castlemartyr Village in Co Cork has a gem of a shop in the form of this local greengrocer's.
A transformation has happened in Wexford town since 2009. Spice Restaurant was born.
Top Foodie Places To Stay in Ireland's Ancient East
Experience fine-dining with organic and wild Irish produce at Brooklodge and Macreddin Village, Co. Wicklow.
The Ashdown Park Hotel is the ideal location to base yourself when discovering the beauty of Ireland’s sunny south east.
Ballymaloe Country House is a mecca of wholesome cooking and home to the dynasty of Allen cooking, set in the Cork countryside.
Expect elegant surroundings, splendid Irish food and impeccable service at the Granville Hotel, located at the heart of Waterford.
Waterford City, Waterford
One of Cork's best kept secrets. Springfort Country House Hotel has been in the Walsh family for over two decades.
Located near The English Market, this luxury family owned hotel is ideally located.
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.
Unwind in the 4-star Luxury family run Kelly's Resort Hotel, one of Wexford's most popular holiday destinations.
Best-in-Class Producers in Ireland's Ancient East
Ballyvolane House is home to Ballyvolane Spirits where Bertha's Revenge Small Batch Irish Milk Gin is created.
One thing we know how to do in Ireland is make good farmhouse cheese.
James Kearns knows his soft fruit.
Ponaire can support all your coffee needs.
Mr Jeffares Blackcurrants, 100% natural cold pressed pure juice with no added sugar, made from home grown Irish blackcurrants at Ballykelly Farm, Co Wexford.
Renowned for his Spiced Beef, Tom Durcan supplies a selection of meats from his English Market Stall.
The extraordinary thing about Helen Gee’s jams is the fact that they’re all made in the good old-fashioned way - an o
Nicholas Dunne's family have been farming land at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains, outside Courtnacuddy, County
Speciality Shops, Delis & Cookery Schools
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.
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.
Ponaire can support all your coffee needs.
Ballycotton Seafood's English Market Stall is a lively hub for all fish lovers, selling the freshest produce from the South Coast.
Ballymaloe Cookery School instills its students with a love of local produce, under the inspirational tutelage of Darina Allen.
What a pleasure it is to come across this traditional butcher in the heart of Lismore village, Co. Waterford.
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.
Ballycotton Seafood Shop Garryvoe sell quality fish, as fresh as it can be, from the Irish South Coast.