From rural cookery schools to Michelin-starred restaurants, there’s a real diversity of food experiences to savour in Ireland.
I’ve always found something therapeutic about cooking in a countryside setting with fresh ingredients. And I’m not alone – demand for locally-sourced produce is growing in Ireland and restaurants are embracing the farm-to-table philosophy. There’s no shortage of innovation either, as more chefs put a modern spin on traditional Irish dishes.
If you want to combine your gourmet experience with a relaxing break, you’re in luck. Some of Ireland’s best hotels are food destinations in their own right. So to help you to decide, we’ve chosen some of our favourite foodie hotels around the country. The Irish food scene is more exciting than ever and it’s a great time to dive in.