While not typically considered as a food destination, Ireland has undergone something of a food revolution in recent years, embracing home-grown. local produce and our own food heritage. Restaurants are celebrating Irish ingredients, with menus featuring wonderful fresh seafood and shellfish, game meat, fresh and organic seasonal vegetables and Irish dairy.

We are lucky in Ireland to have a climate which allows the growth and cultivation of wonderful fruit, vegetables and herbs; miles and miles of coastline where fresh seafood and shellfish can be caught and gathered; and ample rainfall which allows grazing land for livestock and wild game.

Launching in September 2019, Taste the Island is a wonderful initiative by Fáilte Ireland which aims to promote and showcase Ireland as a food and drink destination. The initiative will involve a series of events around the island of Ireland which celebrate Irish food and drink.

Below you can find a variety of events, special offers and recipes from Ireland’s Blue Book hotels and restaurants so that you can get a taste of the island of Ireland.