Irish FoodieSavor Irish farmhouse cheeses, locally sourced food used in traditional and original recipes, fish picked from local waters and even delicious and wholesome grub from a character filled pub. Enjoy the ambience of lavish hotels and pretty country inns, with a car and driver/guide to explore the wild and beautiful Ireland.

  • Learn chocolate-making from an award-winning French pastry chef based in beautiful County Kerry.
  • Enjoy a cooking class and friendly cook-off in Dublin’s premier cooking school, located in the heart of the city’s creative hub.

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Irish bakingDay 1: Dublin Tea Tour
See the mix of old and new in Georgian buildings and modern street art, the city’s many pubs and restaurants, and the Liffey flowing through the center of it all. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner in Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural quarter. . (D) 

Day 2: Cook Off
Enjoy a vintage tea tour – You’ll climb aboard a vintage double-decker bus and settle in for delicious afternoon as you see the sights of the city. Visit a whiskey distillery, right in the heart of old Dublin, for a tour and taste a delicious signature drink. Then enjoy a free afternoon in Dublin before gathering at Dublin’s leading culinary school. Roll up your sleeves! You’ll get cooking today, as you learn new dishes and compete in a fun, inspiring cook-off while preparing dinner for your group.  (B, D)

Irish farmhouse cheeseDay 3: Glendalough and Goat Farm 
Venture to the beautiful Wicklow Mountains and see picturesque Glendalough – this monastic site flourished for hundreds of years from its founding in the sixth century, and many of its buildings still stand today. Next you’ll have a special seasonal food experience. End the day at your hotel in the hillside fishing village of Ballycotton, County Cork, where your hotel dinner will be freshly prepared with local delicacies. (B, D)

Day 4: Blarney Castle
Visit Blarney Castle, where you can climb the steep steps to kiss the famous stone, or simply wander around the grounds. Enjoy dinner in the historic port town of Kinsale, once a fishing village and now an important destination for foodies, sailors, and art lovers.  (B, D)

Day 5: Chocolate-making workshop & Killarney
Enjoy a drive along the rugged Cork coast to Kerry, where you will take a class in chocolate making with an award-winning French pastry chef who creates unique, high-quality chocolates using the finest ingredients from around the world. Take a scenic drive to Killarney for a short stopover before heading to Tralee. There you will dine on homegrown and foraged foods, along with ingredients from local artisan suppliers. (B, D)

Day 6: Seaweed Foraging and Whiskey-Chocolate Pairing
Visit Derrynane House, the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell, one of the most heroic leaders in the making of modern Ireland. The home and the 300 acres that surround it are today part of the Derrynane National Historic Park. Next, explore the nutritional, horticultural and cosmetic benefits of ocean plants, in a foraging stroll at seashore. Drive the ring of Kerry, Ireland’s most popular scenic drive. You’ll have dinner in Killarney, enjoying a whiskey tasting with chocolate pairing.  (B, D)

Cliffs of MoherDay 7:  Cliffs of Moher
Take the ferry from Kerry to Clare to view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Just south of the limestone landscape of the Burren, visit a farm and learn about traditional farming practices with a culinary touch. Enjoy dinner in the heart of Limerick.  (B, D)

Day 8: Tour Ends
Your tour ends after breakfast.

Trip Highlights:

  • Dublin Vinatage Tea Tour
  • Whiskey Tasting at Dublin distillery
  • Dublin Cooking Class
  • Seaweed Foraging Experience
  • Chocolate Making Experience
Suggested additions:

Ireland’s Only Blackcurrant & Horse Breeding Farm Tour & Tasting 

Des is a 3rd generation farmer growing blackcurrants since 1955 on his family Blackcurrant and Stud Farm in the south east corner of Ireland’s Ancient East. That’s an awful lot of accumulated expertise and perfection in the art of growing blackcurrants, so you can appreciate, he really knows his stuff! Des tells a personal family story that is embedded in the locality, how it has influenced relationships and become part of local culture.

Irish Salmon Smokehouse Tour 

You will be greeted by Master Smoker Anthony who will take you on a tour of his Smokehouse and introduce you to the wonderful story of Irish salmon. You will learn how he cures the salmon using the wet curing process, an old method that his father taught him many years ago. Find out how oak sawdust creates a smooth flavour and afterwards enjoy a delicious tasting of smoked salmon and the range of other smoked foods. This is a very personalised experience where you will discover hints of the unique smoking recipe that sets Anthony’s products apart and understand why today they are much sought after from loyal customers around the world.

Cocktail Making Masterclass at Leading Irish Distillery

It's time to get shaking and stirring with this wonderful cocktail masterclass in the visitor centre at Rademon Estate Distillery. Gather your group of friends for an afternoon of fun as you'll be guided step by step in creating some fantastic cocktails featuring the exciting Shortcross Gin range. You'll be welcomed with a cocktail before learning the ins and outs of mixing, muddling and straining cocktails. You'll be provided with all the tools to make creative cocktails at your next dinner party or gathering.

Tour to Glendalough
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