Ireland Food Travel
We’ve spent years traveling in Ireland. It was the first destination we traveled to as a couple, way back in 1999. Most of our visits involve trips to stay with family in Limerick. When the weather is nice, we try to spend time down the coast, in a small town called Kilkee. Most of our meals are family meals, all cooked up by Eric’s aunt. But, we’ve started to explore Ireland food travel outside the family kitchen. We found interesting happenings, mostly involved farm to table dining. We also explored Northern Ireland’s food scene recently, in our first trip up north. The main focus of our trip was to understand better the political history of Northern Ireland, but we also managed to find some great food as well.
This last trip to Ireland was one where we stepped out of our comfort zone in Limerick and explored the southwest to learn about Ireland food travel. I am happy we did.
During our first trip to Northern Ireland, we were pleasantly surprised in what we found in the Northern Ireland food travel scene. Although we focused on international dishes when in Belfast, in Derry we explored traditional foods, and the farm to table trends that have existed there for years.