Traditional Christmas meals in Ireland

Traditional Christmas meals in Ireland

Each and every culture has their own traditions at the most wonderful time of the year and this refers not only to their prandial habits. Food always plays an important role at Christmas time not only in Ireland but probably in most of the countries over the world. In Ireland there is usually turkey, cake and Christmas pudding, smoked salmon, cheese, snacks and biscuits and all kinds of chocolates. Usually every household has a Christmas turkey however some prefer goose. But before the main c... [ read more ]

Christmas fairs in at Wells House&Gardens and Roscrea Castle

Christmas fairs in at Wells House&Gardens and Roscrea Castle

With Christmas around the corner everyone around the world is slowly starting to prepare for this annual celebration. The streets and store windows soon will be decorated with lights and winter accessories, the radio channels will switch to Frank Sinatra’s and Whitney Houston’s winter albums and gradually the atmosphere builds up until its climax: Christmas Eve. In Ireland there are numberless fairs and festivals organized with tons of exciting and fun activities for the whole family. Com... [ read more ]

Best accommodation options in Ireland- an Irish summer holiday

Best accommodation options in Ireland- an Irish summer holiday

In the country of Ireland you might not be able to enjoy a lot of sunshine, but when the summer time comes you should better make use of it. The beautiful Ireland is an ideal getaway for a relaxing and stress free holiday. Visit and walk along the sandy or rocky beaches and enjoy a cold beverage in the pubs. It is said that Connemara as an example is one of the most iconic holiday locations in Ireland for its wild and amazing landscapes, its culture and heritage, flora and fauna and of course... [ read more ]

Best Food fairs & festivals in Ireland

Best Food fairs & festivals in Ireland

This article is written to all you people out there with a sweet tooth and food lovers. Ireland is a wonderful place full of skilled people and packed with delicious food! Visit Ireland and put your taste buds to a test. There are several Irish food fairs and festivals which take place during the summer season. All of these events celebrate the best of Irish culinary variety. Start with a nice coffee made of roasted Irish coffee beans, followed by the finest and most delicious preparations a... [ read more ]

Best traditional Irish dishes - food trails in Ireland

Best traditional Irish dishes – food trails in Ireland

There are many things which can make a holiday memorable and enjoying some lovely and delicious dishes can be part it. Travel through Ireland and experience the country’s special dishes and foods. Try all the local delicacies at restaurants, attend food festivals, go to cookery school and savor the Irish flavors. Enjoy deliciously prepared meals made of local ingredients by local chefs who bring you traditional dishes and can also prepare anything from contemporary Irish cuisine. The Irish c... [ read more ]

The best restaurants in Waterford

The best restaurants in Waterford

Restaurants are not a modern invention and they have been around for hundreds of year in the guide of inns and taverns. As the oldest city in Ireland, it's no surprise that Waterford is chock full of restaurants, one more interesting than the other. Waterford might not be the largest city in Ireland, but it has a bustling dining scene that caters to locals as well as to tourists looking for 'authentic' Irish experiences. From smoky and dark traditional pubs where you can taste old time Irish... [ read more ]

The best pubs in Waterford

The best pubs in Waterford

As the oldest city in Ireland, Waterford has had plenty of time to gather a nice collection of pubs for every preference. There are more than enough cozy traditional pubs where locals gather for a few pints and a chat, as well as bustling modern pubs where music is blaring and even the pub grub comes in organic versions. Relaxing at an Irish pub is a downright compulsory experience for anyone visiting Ireland, and if you're in Waterford you can rest assured that you will find some of the finest ... [ read more ]

Where to eat the best fish and chips in Ireland

Where to eat the best fish and chips in Ireland

Fish and chips, the ever-popular take away food that manages to sneak its way into people's hearts and stomachs despite being a simple dish of chips (or fries, as they are called in the US) and fish fried in batter, are not found only in the UK. While fish and chips might have become popular in 19th century London, they eventually spread out into most of the English speaking world, and in Ireland they are almost as popular as across the Irish and Celtic Seas. Fish and chips after a few pints... [ read more ]

Temple Bar, Dublin's cultural quarter

Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural quarter

Dublin is fairly small as far as European capitals are concerned, which doesn't make it any less interesting, obviously. But the small size ensures that there are a few places in the city that you simply can't avoid unless you are prepared to make some very inconvenient detours. Temple Bar is one such place that everyone eventually ends up seeing, but the again, Temple Bar is definitely the kind of part of Dublin that all tourists want to see. Temple Bar is one of the most iconic areas of th... [ read more ]

5 breweries to visit in Ireland

5 breweries to visit in Ireland

Guinness is Ireland's most famous beer, enjoyed by beer enthusiasts around the world, and the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is one of the city's major tourist attractions. But what about Ireland's other brands of beer? While whiskey distilleries get their fair share of visitors, breweries are not to be ignored either, especially if you like downing a pint of two at the pub in the evening! If you are interested not only in the taste of beer but also its history and tradition in the Emerald Is... [ read more ]