Taste Ireland with Adventure Trails Tours | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 83

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One of the best ways to learn about a city is through a guided tour. And one of my favorite types of tours is a food tour!

Enjoy my chat with Grainne Lawlor of Irish Food Trail about Irish food and whiskey- and the tours they offer in Dublin, Galway, and beyond!

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Adventure Trails Food Tours in Ireland

Today’s podcast is brought to you by A Celtic Experience, my guided tour of Ireland. 

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This 8 night tour includes luxury transportation, 4 and 5 star accommodations, including 2 nights in a castle!, daily breakfast, 4 group meals, and entrance into all listed attractions and tours.

Tour dates are August 29 – September 6, 2020, and cost is €2600 per person.

You can find more information and a complete itinerary for a Celtic Experience here or email me – jody@irelandfamilyvacations.com with any questions.

(1:52) Adventure Trails Tours in Ireland

Grainne is my ‘go to' for great food in Ireland. Follow Grainne on Instagram.

Adventure Trails main product is the Irish Food Trail. Specialize in food and whiskey tours.

Video Extra: Watch as Grainne teaches us how to make a proper Irish Coffee. Filmed in The Oak Bar in Dublin.

(5:58) Biggest Misconceptions About Irish Food

In the last few years Ireland has become known as a food destination.

Taste the Island by Tourism Ireland promotes the country's food.

Biggest misconceptions: over cooked beef, soggy veg, and corned beef & cabbage.

There is no real “Irish dish”, only Irish produce.

“If a meal is made with Irish produce it is Irish food.”
~ Pádraic Óg Gallagher , Gallagher's Boxty House

(9:00) Irish Food Trail Tours

Irish Food Trail tours are an ‘in dining' experience which features three restaurants or pubs where you eat appetizer, main course, and dessert, with a paired Irish beer, whiskey, or gin.

Walking tour between dining will give you recommendations for other meals as well as history and culture.

Tours last approximately 3 hours.

Tip: Do this tour first! It's a great way to learn about the city, get ideas for where to eat & what to do!

(14:30) Irish Whiskey Tours

Whiskey Trail tours in Dublin and Galway. Tours include 2 whiskey tastings in each venue + food pairings.

Powers Quarter Tour in Dublin – the official tour.

Food and whiskey bus tours.

Restaurant Recommendations from the Podcast

An Port Mor – Westport
Kai Cafe – Galway
Burren Smokehouse & St. Tola's Goat Cheese in the Burren, Clare
Woolen Mills – Dublin
The Boxty House- Dublin
Royal Oak Distillery Tasting- Carlow

(25:00) 3 Places to Add to Your Ireland Itinerary

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Celbridge, County Kildare is just 40 minutes from Dublin. You'll find the largest Palladian-style house in the country here. Be sure to visit The Village Inn where Arthur Guinness was born!

The Burren – spend more time, don't rush through! Get my recommendations + free Burren itinerary.

Glencolmcill in County Donegal is one of the last ‘wild outposts' in Ireland.

(28:31) Thanks for listening!

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