Word of Mouth: Escape with a Day of Fabulous Food Trails

This week I was delighted to be invited on a Fabulous Food Trail (FFT) in Dublin city. Our guide for the day was Eveleen Coyle, founder and lead guide at FFT and a Dublin-native herself. Winner of the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2015, I was excited to head on the food tour, despite the drizzling…

Question of the Week: Who produces the best Irish cheese?

A few days later than usual, this week I’m looking for your “cheesiest” answers! The home of fantastic dairy, Ireland has a wealth of cheese that’s being produced in the country. From Durrus, Toonsbridge, Kearney Blue and Clonmore, our cheeses capture the best of flavours – but which are your favourite? I posed the question…

Part 23: Irish food and drink producers worth getting to know

Have a love for all things Irish? Looking to try something different? This food and drink producer series looks at some of the many companies in Ireland that are creating the best of the best of local products. Here are five more producers that caught my eye this week: Ardmayle Organic Meats An organic farmer…

No weekend plans? Gourmet and Craft Beer Fest to be held in Navan

Looking to escape the city for a while? This weekend on June 20th, The Central in Navan will be hosting a craft beer festival as part of the Boyne Valley Food Series. Featuring craft beer and cider specials, food pairings and gourmet food specials in a Backyard Beer Bazaar, there will be tastings from local…

Part 20: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

What we create here in Ireland is something that’s worth celebrating. We have world class meat and dairy, and with talented producers on our doorsteps it’s no wonder that we’re admired from abroad. Here are five more producers that stood out for me this week: West Cork Pies Fan of the rebel county? West Cork…

Part Twelve: Irish Food and Drink Producers Worth Getting to Know

Celebrating the best of what we grow, create and produce here in Ireland – this ongoing series looks at some of the many things we create here. Here are five more producers that stood out for me this week: Mella’s Fudge Mella began making fudge for a local sweet shop in Bantry when she was…

Ballymaloe Day 29: “Born onto earth”

Like a parent that drops off their child for the first day of school, today I swelled with pride when I visited the dairy. Brienne has grown her first bit of mould on her belly, the first of many on her journey to become a beautiful cheese! I woke up this morning at 4.30am, and…

Part Four: Irish food and drink producers worth getting to know

Celebrating the best of what we grow, create and produce here in Ireland – this continuous series is looking at some of my favourite producers. I absolutely love things that are made in Ireland and when I see companies that embrace local my heart soars – that being said, I do also believe that if…

Part Two: Irish food and drink producers worth getting to know

Last week I kickstarted a continuous series of some of the best food and drink producers on our Irish soils. I absolutely love things that are produced in Ireland and when I see companies that embrace local my heart soars. Here are five more producers in Ireland that make the most of what we have…

National Organic Food Fair takes place this September in Marlay Park

In the capital this September and looking for a food-filled day out? This year’s National Organic Food Fair is to take place on Sunday, 14th September in Marlay Park, 10.30am to 4.30pm. This public event is free for all and is a collaboration between the Organic Trust and the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association,…