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John and Sally McKennas' Guides

All the best places to eat, shop and stay in Ireland. A local guide to local places.

Irish Regional Foods

Northbound Brewery is one of our featured Irish Regional Foods.
6 McLean Road, Derry BT47 3XX

In Ireland's Ancient East

Carlow Cheese is in Ireland's Ancient East
Ballybrommell, Fenagh, County Carlow

Around Northern Ireland

Newforge House is on our Northern Ireland Route
Magheralin, Co Armagh BT67 0QL

City Guides

Our series of City Guides will help you to navigate to the places with the best cooking in the city. Congratulations to Galway, which will be European Capital of Culture 2020. What an achievement for the city! Up first are the city guides to Galway, Limerick and Cork.

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Sign up for our Megabites Newsletter, a blog which brings you all the latest contemporary news of the best food and food people in Ireland, including all that’s new on the Wild Atlantic Way.

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