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THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY IS ONE OF EUROPE’S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER CULINARY DESTINATIONS

With fertile soils, a rich marine environment, mild climate, and - yes - plenty of rain, the Wild Atlantic Way region is the ideal destination for food producers and lovers alike.

From Burren Smokehouse smoked salmon, Achill Mountain and Clew Bay lamb, Clonakilty Blackpudding and Durrus Farmhouse cheeses to Irish whiskey, craft beers, fine dairy ice creams and artisan chocolates, there’s something along the route to satisfy every appetite.

Ireland’s western shores are home to some of the finest cafés and restaurants in the country. Vegetarians and vegans will find world-class cuisine to suit their tastes, while the abundance of fresh seafood, meat, dairy and produce in the region attracts purveyors of gourmet international fare from around the globe.

In West Cork, Mews Restaurant and Restaurant Chestnut have both scooped Michelin stars for their commitment to extraordinary dishes inspired by the surrounding nature, while in Galway, Loam and Aniar also enjoy spots on the coveted list of starred restaurants – the former for its exclusive use of West Ireland ingredients, and the latter boasting a complementary boutique cooking school, so you can learn a thing or two about how the very best dishes in Ireland are made. Clare’s Wild Honey Inn, meanwhile, got its star by serving up rustic yet lively dishes in an informal setting that reflects, bite by delectable bite, the gourmet inspiration found all around. 

The Michelin Guide’s 'Bib' Gourmand list also shines a light on a number of Wild Atlantic Way eateries, from the organic offerings at Tartare Café & Wine Bar in Galway City to the elegant eating experience tucked away at Giovannelli’s in Killorglin, Co Kerry – and many other spots besides. 

Many of the food and drink experiences in the region have been packaged into inspired foodie touring routes and festivals. The Sligo Food Trail and A Taste of Donegal Food Festival are two worth marking your calendars for.

TASTE THE ATLANTIC: A SEAFOOD JOURNEY

From coastal communities whose boats have bobbed on the ocean for centuries to the men and women who produce and cook the day's fresh catch with passion... prepare to taste the planet's best seafood.

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SUMPTUOUS FOOD SECRETS

Here is a holiday recipe that will tickle your tongue and satisfy your thirst for adventure. Follow the Wild Atlantic Way for some of the wildest, freshest taste experiences around.

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A TASTE OF SLIGO

Award-winning food and travel writer Valerie Howes explores Ireland's acclaimed food culture, with Sligo's gastronomic scene in particular tingling tastebuds. Join her as she raids nature's larder.

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FOODIE HOLIDAYS & BREAKS

Work up an appetite on these made-for-foodies itineraries and taste the best of the coast.

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WHERE TO EAT

There are more than 300 places you can drink and dine to your heart's content on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Pubs, Bars & Nightclubs Cafes & Restaurants Food Festivals
MORE ABOUT IRISH FOOD

With fresh fare bursting from every region of Ireland, finding your indulgence has never been easier.

The Irish Food Awards Bord-Bia - The Irish Food Board Good Food Ireland

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