There is definitely more to Irish food than corned beef and potatoes. Here are 10 tours that will introduce you to the joys of Irish cooking
1 Delicious Dublin Food Tours
Join multi-award-winning food writer Ketty Quigley on a tour showcasing traditional and modern Irish food and drinks including amazing dairy products, baked goods, craft beer, whiskey and seafood.
2 Ballyvolane House Foraging Tours
Fancy a forage? Head to historic Ballyvolane House in County Cork and walk through woodlands and meadows gathering as you go. From April to June you’ll forage for leaves and flowers and afterwards enjoy a three-course lunch incorporating the foraged plants.
3 Fab Food Trails (Cork)
County Cork claims to be Ireland’s culinary capital, and a 2.5-hour tour around Cork city will take you to top producers and purveyors who will offer up the most delicious food as well as some intriguing local knowledge.
4 Howth Craft Beer and Seafood Trail
A winning combination of the finest craft beers, the highest quality locally caught seafood and the picturesque surroundings of the village of Howth, makes this food tour one to relish. The experience includes a history of the village and a chance to chat with the fishermen.
5 Galway Food Tours
Galway has a rich and exciting food and drink scene and this tour delivers a top-class experience including visits to artisan producers, cheesemakers, creative beer projects and artisan chocolatiers.
6 Taste & Tour Belfast Food Tours
If you’re up for a marmalade martini or some Ulster Fry pintxos, head to Belfast. The award-winning, belly-busting, four-hour Belfast Food tour includes a taste of organic smoked salmon, wonderful cheeses, incredible local gins, craft beers and speciality breads.
7 Kenmare Foodie Tours
The pretty village of Kenmare on the world-famous Ring of Kerry is home to a thriving foodie scene. Take a walking tour with television cook and Irish food blogger Karen Coakley to experience local delicacies and chat to local traders and producers.
8 Taste Wexford Food Tours
Wexford’s rich food story is told on a tour of farm shops, soft fruit farms, bakeries, cafes and restaurants enabling you to sample a range of foods from traditional freshly baked Irish soda bread using locally milled flour, to seafood chowder and the sweetest locally grown strawberries.
9 Kinsale Food Tours
The busy fishing port of Kinsale in County Cork is the perfect place to sample fresh seafood as well as a myriad of other artisan local delicacies.
10. Doolin Food Tour
Discover the best gourmet experience in County Clare on a food tour of picturesque Doolin on the Wild Atlantic Way. Stopping off at the Burren Smokehouse, famous for producing the finest smoked salmon in Ireland, it also includes tastings of locally produced cheese, craft beer and award-winning fish and chips. www.ireland.com #greenbutton