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The Carlingford Oyster Festival
The Carlingford Oyster Festival

With a new generation of chefs, restaurateurs and artisan producers cooking up a foodie scene as dynamic as it is delicious, there’s never been a better time to taste Ireland's fabulous cuisine

In Dublin’s Creative Quarter, good times are a plenty, with mouth-watering smells wafting out of restaurant kitchens, and conversation flowing. In Galway city, the freshest seafood from the nearby coast and salads are lined up next to tumblers of whiskey and creamy pints of Guinness. It’s the same in Belfast, Cork or Kilkenny. Everybody’s on a mission to put their local produce on a plate.

Traveling around Ireland is easy to do, and wherever you go, you’ll meet passionate people smoking fish, making cheese, brewing craft beers or rearing free-range cattle. You’ll find chefs taking fresh, seasonal ingredients and transforming them into mouth-watering dishes. You’ll find Michelin Stars, but smaller moments of magic, too – the little café that startles you with its smoked salmon, the gastro-pub that stirs your heart as it fills your belly, the early bird menu that hits the sweet spot before a night on the town…

On weekends, big cities and small towns wake to the buzz of farmers’ markets. Cookery schools are more popular than ever – not only can you taste the produce, but learn how to cook it, too – and eating out has never been so good, with a huge selection of contemporary restaurants dotted across all the main cities.

Come join us at the table… and bon appétit.

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