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Food is now top of the list for many visitors to the north of Ireland. Below are some itineraries which explore the locations where some of our most well known products and ingredients are sourced. If you’d us to design a food tour for a particular route or destination feel free to contact us!

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Inishowen Peninsula food tour:

Our tour departs from Derry for a drive to Grianan Fort for spectacular views of the peninsula and Donegal Highlands. The valley below was also once home to Ireland’s largest dairy farm and trout fisheries. You will also have ample opportunity to see our renowned dairy cattle and Irish lamb in the fields along the route.
We then depart for Buncrana Strand to pick local seaweed (known as dulse) which was used as an iron supplement and for flavouring potatoes in rural Ireland. The seaweed is in abundant supply on the shoreline which looks directly across Lough Swilly to Rathmullan.

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On our drive through Mamore Gap the guide will explain the significance and impact of the Great Potato Famine on Ireland’s food history and also the famous poteen industry before we arrive at Glenevin Waterfall to walk to one of Irelands highest waterfalls before some well earned refreshments in one of Donegals most popular tearooms:

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On our drive through Clonmany village we will stop at the Markethouse to explain the significance of local markets on Ireland’s food heritage before a trip to the Doagh Famine Village for a guided tour which heavily features the history of fishing, potato farming and other agricultural activity in the local areas history. Snacks are also available in the nearby Barmouth Cafe.

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Next we drive to Malin Head (we may also stop on route at the farmers market in Carndonagh if it’s open!) to Irelands most northern port and home to one of the largest fish ports and fish/seafood processing plants in Ireland.
After visiting the port we take the scenic drive around Banbas Crown (Ireland’s most northern point) for spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean (and where the latest episode of Star Wars has also been recently filmed!).

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Next its onto Greencastle, the largest fishing port in Inishowen where you can sample the local produce in the famous

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or buy fresh fish at the portside.

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Our last stop is in Moville, one of Ireland’s key emigration ports where the guide will explain the history of emigration and how the emigrants influenced menus in America and across the world-guests can also make the most of the local ice cream parlours for a sweet treat!

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This is just a sample of the many routes we can cover which explore our culinary heritage. We can also arrange demonstrations and classes with some of the regions most renowned chefs to hone your culinary skills!

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