Irish Landmarks are located in some of the most beautiful parts of the Country. We know from talking to our guests that food can be a central part of an Irish Landmark break. Either on a self catering holiday – cooking for friends and family – or enjoying some of the local foodie experiences that the Country has to offer, food can be a central part of the Irish Landmark Experience. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of Landmarks that have been recommended by Landmarkers who LOVE good food
Series 1: South West
Galley Head lightkeeper’s Houses, Clonakilty Co. Cork.
Galley Head Lightkeeper’s Houses just outside Clonakilty Co. Cork have more to offer than just breathtaking views, stunning scenery and bracing fresh air. The fact that both houses are self catering and fully equipped for cooking a delicious feast for friends and family make it an ideal spot to indulge your inner foodie on a self catering break.
Clonakilty is a town that LOVES its food. Whether it’s the famous black pudding, homemade ice-cream, craft beer or handmade chocolate, Clonakilty is undoubtedly a gourmet lover’s paradise. Guests can stock up on gourmet goods before arriving and enjoy savouring some of the best artisan produce the Country has to offer.
Guests have recommended some of the below:
-Flavour.ie run excellent walking tours for foodies every Friday from June – August.
-Stock up for breakfast on black and white pudding, rashers, sausages and bacon at Clonakilty food company, Pearse St. Clonakilty.
-Cool off with a cone at Clonakilty homemade ice-cream at the bottom of Mc Curtain Hill.
-Fresh Fish Seafood deli stock a fantastic selection of fresh fish from the west Cork Coast.
-For carnivores M.J. O ‘Neill butcher on Pearse St. is excellent.
-Every Friday Clonakilty Market is on, it has a fantastic selection of Artisan producers selling breads, olives, meats, cheeses.
If you don’t feel like cooking there are a number of great places to go out and eat locally.
-Scannells Bar has been recommended for a great lunch.
– Deasy’s Seafood Restaurant and Harbor Bar, just a few kilometers outside of the town has been described as a ‘real gem’.
– A little further again Pilgrims in Rosscarbery has come highly recommended.
Also a Taste of West Cork runs every September, a nice time to go and visit.!
Galley Head Lightkeeper’s Houses 1&2
From €479 for 2 nights
Each Cottage sleeps 4 guests.
Inchiquin House, Corofin, Co. Clare
Cooking in the Kitchen at Inchiquin is any food lovers dream. In fact, one of the best things about Inchiquin House is the Kitchen. Don your apron and pull out the cookbook and indulge your inner Chef! The Kitchen is professionally equipped with oven, gas hob and range and a good stock of utensils and equipment. With a formal diningroom which seats 10 guests you can treat your friends and family to a culinary feast! If you don’t feel like cooking it is possible to book a local Chef to do the hard work so you can just kick back and relax.
Co. Clare has a huge amount to offer in terms of its culinary richness. The Burren Food Trail offer a number of themed food trails and events which cannot be missed. You can meet the producers, see the food being produced and taste the wonderful local produce. Guests have recommended Burren Free Range Pork in Kilfenora. They stock delicious meats, eggs, vegetables, chutneys and jams. Ideal for a hearty breakfast!
If out and about for the day the Wild Honey Inn in Lisdoonvarna comes recommended for really exceptional pub grub. Vaughan’s Anchor Inn in Liscannor comes recommended for lunch. For something a little special Gregans Castle in Ballyvaughan comes recommended for a little bit of gastronomic magic. The Burren Smokehouse is worth a visit and Ballyvaughan Farmers market on a Saturday. You won’t be short on delicious food whether you choose to cook in or eat out while exploring all the Co. Clare has to offer.
Inchiquin House sleeps 10 people
Rates start at €1125 for 2 nights
Loop Head Lightkeeper’s House, Loop Head Co Clare
Loop Head Penninsula is a finalist in this year’s Irish Times Foodie Destinations 2017. It’s not hard to see why, with such an abundance of fresh local produce surrounding the region. If staying at Loop Head Lightkeeper’s House the closest place to eat is in The Long Dock in Carrigaholt, it has been described by guests as one of the most magical places to eat on the West Coast. It offers great food and great atmosphere and in Winter roaring, warming fires. Murphy Blacks in Kilkee is also recommended for delicious seafood. Loop Head Lightkeeper’s sleeps 5 guests and fully equipped for a self catering break. If you wish to stay in you can simply roast a Chicken, light a fire and listen to the waves crashing on the coastline outside your door.
Loophead Lightkeeper’s Cottage sleeps 5 guests.
Rates from €433 for 2 nights
Tel: 01 6704733