Good Food Ireland’s newly-launched Good Food Ireland Experiences – food and drink experiences available to book throughout Ireland.

For anyone planning a ‘staycation’ or simply looking for new ways to fill weekends, Good Food Ireland has launched a new dimension to their offering  – Good Food Ireland Experiences. The new online service available on the Good Food Ireland website allows food lovers to browse experiences by date, destination or simply by the food experience they would like to explore. The site also allows users to book the experience or series of experiences directly and receive immediate confirmation.

Founder of Good Food Ireland, Margaret Jeffares said, “With Good Food Ireland we seek out those places off the beaten path that people can discover and enjoy. We’re encouraging the people of  Ireland to experience what is right there on their doorstep. We have worked tirelessly with the best food producers and chefs in Ireland to carefully develop, inspect and bring to market food experiences which are now available on one platform, easily searched and navigated by various criteria. We realise that more and more Irish people care where their food comes from, not just for the local economic benefit, but because it tastes so much better.”

Experiences are as diverse and varied as the food scene in Ireland. For food lovers looking for a unique experience try The Wonderful World of Mushrooms – Forage, Cook and Eat with Bill O’Dea in Kilruddery in Wicklow at €65 per person. Bill and his wife Freda will take participants to the beautiful woodlands of Wicklow where they will find, pick and identify mushrooms and then take part in cooking and tasting their edible findings. Some 50 different types may be identified depending on the season and this incredible woodland experience offers an opportunity to discover and delve into the world of mushrooms.

For those who have always wanted to learn more about Irish whiskeys, a Private Irish Whiskey Tasting in Historic Landmark Hotel might be just the thing at €35 per person. The iconic Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin is hosting a private 30-minute tasting, an expert from The Horseshoe Bar Team will impart their vast and arcane knowledge of Irish whiskey, immersing participants in the fascinating story behind the glorious ‘Uisce Beatha’. Everyone will enjoy a signature Irish whiskey tasting flight, which they will be carefully guided through, which includes four very individual and special whiskeys – Midleton Very Rare, Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt, Connemara 12-year-old, and Green Spot Single Pot Still Whiskey.

Those with a passion for craft beers can experience a Tour, Taste and Dine at a Craft Brewery at The Dew Drop Brewhouse in Kill East in Co. Kildare. Visitors will be taken on a brewery tour with Ronan Kinsella, who will detail all the intricacies of creating great tasting craft beer. After the tour, participants will enjoy a three course meal created with seasonal Irish ingredients and beer pairings with in-house brewed craft beers including “Hell Hath no Fury” Helles Larger, “Bushwacked” Dark Red Ale and “96” Oatmeal Pale Ale. The cost is €29 per person and includes tour and three course meal with beer pairings.

The options are endless and the experiences are promised to be unforgettable – a real authentic Irish food & drink experience is guaranteed by Good Food Ireland.

Good Food Ireland is a network that directs food lovers around the island to great food places from restaurants, pubs and cafés, to good food places to stay and much more. Users will experience local Irish food, meet the people behind the food and learn about Ireland’s culinary culture.  Now with new food and drink experiences online, visitors can simply explore, choose and book directly.

Margaret goes on to say, “We aim to expand the range within our Collection over the coming weeks as we discover new best-in-class experiences around the island. Over the last fourteen years our customers have come to trust Good Food Ireland knowing that they will get a genuine authentic experience from passionate, like-minded people and places committed to using local produce. This is why we have standards and only those businesses that are assessed, based on strict published criteria around the provenance of their food and excellence of their product, join the Good Food Ireland Collection”.

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About Good Food Ireland

Good Food Ireland was established in 2006, the brainchild of its founder Margaret Jeffares, it grew organically from a need to link the agri-food and tourism sectors in Ireland to create standout and recognition and drive economic opportunity.

Today Good Food Ireland is the Trustmark for best-in-class food & drink of the island of Ireland, a network of like-minded people and places carefully chosen for their passionate commitment to using Irish ingredients, supporting local farmers, food producers and fishermen. Only those businesses that meet the highest standards, through a strict selection process can join the Good Food Ireland Collection.