From stunning scenery and thriving rural communities to the vibe of buzzing large cities, a holiday in Ireland offers something for all the family. With its unique Celtic culture and heritage, the country is home to hundreds of castles and historic houses, as well as pretty towns and villages. And it doesn’t just offer history, heritage and culture. The 20th biggest island in the world, it has plenty of options for water sports and activity enthusiasts too, from surfing to whale watching and hiking to biking.
To get a real taste of Ireland, travellers need to savour its cuisine, which is known for turning simple local produce into hearty flavoursome dishes. The Irish countryside supplies some of the world's best lamb, the ocean offers an abundance of seafood, and the southern counties provide the country with everything from grains to strawberries, so Ireland’s food is as diverse as its beautiful landscape.
The following recipes showcase some of the best Irish cuisine.