Ireland has many great foodie destinations to explore throughout the year, but there’s just something about the autumn season that evokes many great memories of food. Food and Ireland go hand in hand, with both the heritage and progress of the nation showcased in many villages, towns and cities across the country. When it comes to travelling in Ireland (and indeed further afield), food can often play a big part in the overall travel experience. So, if you’re planning a short break around Ireland this autumn, here are six food and drinks tours to consider checking out along the way.
6 FaNTASTIC Irish Food and Drinks Tours
1 Dublin Tasting Tour
One of the most popular food tours in Dublin, the Dublin Tasting Tour takes you on a culinary trip around the city as you meet several independent food producers. Lasting approximately three hours, the tour showcases flavours of the world that have been embraced by the Dublin native. You can also get to know a bit more about Dublin City Centre as you go.
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2 Dublin City Pub Crawl
Staying in Dublin, and a great way to get introduced to some of the city’s most popular pubs. The tour begins at 8pm every Friday and Saturday from the Porterhouse Brewery on Nassau Street, taking you on a journey to some of Dublin’s best pubs. You’ll finish the evening by getting free entry to a city nightclub (if you wish), but the traditional pub experience you enjoy along the way makes this pub crawl a hit with visitors to the city throughout the year.
3 Belfast Gin Jaunt
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Gin is the drink of choice for many across Ireland at the minute, and Northern Ireland, in particular, is home to some of the island’s best gin producers. The award-winning team at Taste and Tour (the guys provide a selection of Belfast-based food and drinks tours) have recently introduced the Belfast Gin Jaunt, a tour that takes you to some of the city’s best gin bars, where you will enjoy a selection of fine gins, including some of the most popular local and international gins currently available.
Lasting three hours and taking you through five bars, you’ll get the change to meet some of the local producers that are putting Northern Ireland firmly on the world gin scene.
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4 Sligo Food Trail
A self-guided tour, the Sligo Food Trail takes you on a culinary adventure through Sligo, where your taste buds will be rewarded with the great local produce available throughout Yeats Country. With everything from local brewers and food producers to cafes and restaurants, Sligo Food Trail is reason enough to head west this autumn.
5 Galway Food Tours
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This two-hour tour of Galway provides a great introduction to the vibrant food scene of the city. The tour will introduce you to some of the county’s best artisan food producers, while you’ll also get insight into the restaurants and cafes that are putting Galway back on the Irish food map. Hosted by experienced guide Sheena Dignam, you can expect to try everything from the world-famous Galway Bay oysters to fresh sushi and a selection of great cheese. This introduction to the Galway food scene will leave you wanting more.
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6 Cork Whiskey Trail
A county with famous whiskey ties, the Cork Whiskey Trail takes you on a tour of Cork City where you will experience several popular whiskey venues. Each venue will bring with it a unique experience as you get to meet the local whiskey expert, and you’ll also enjoy some nibbles along the way. A popular tour for many visiting Cork, discover the story behind some of the country’s finest whiskies.
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