Fancy exploring Clonakilty with a food writer to learn more about the local produce of this vibrant Irish foodie hub? Want to enjoy a taste tour around a Willy-Wonka inspired garden where everything is edible from the topiary to the trees? All this and more is now possible on a new ‘Gourmet Ireland’ tour from Shearings Holidays.
Ireland is renowned for its hospitality, and at the heart of that is its food. The food scene in West Cork is built on authenticity, from time-honoured whiskey production techniques to heritage recipes and traditional farmers’ markets. This new tour includes a range of excursions to ensure everyone gets a real taste of Ireland.
Clonakilty food tour – this walking tour visits a wide range of food producers from meat, cheese, ice cream, beer, chocolate, bread and of course the Clonakilty Farmers’ market. Food writer Kate Ryan will connect the group with people, places and stories that make the award-winning town such a foodie hub. And of course there are tastings along the way.
Glengarriff, the Garden of Re-Imagination – enjoy a taste tour around this Willy-Wonka inspired paradise where everything is edible. There is the opportunity to taste rare edible delights from the pink flamingo tree to Dahlia tubers & barberries.
Kinsale – considered the gourmet capital of Ireland. Visit the Kinsale Farmers’ Market and spend time enjoying the town.
There is also time to enjoy the Midleton Jameson Distillery Experience and visit Mizen Head – Ireland’s most southwesterly point.