The Old Convent
We have followed Dermot Gannon’s career for many years, from his days as a teenage chef in Clifden, Connemara. For several years, he workd away from Ireland, still trying to find what he was looking for. But when he and his wife, Christine, opened The Old Convent in Clogheen, a sweet little hamlet in County Tipperary, it was clear that Mr Gannon had found what he was looking for, and had likely found it in himself, in his skills as a chef, and in his ambitions as a modern chef working in Ireland: the Pilgrimage was over, the Pilgrim was home. Today, guests make their own pilgrimage through the tastes of Tipperary, via Mr Gannon’s 8-course tasting menus, which ar some of the mightiest excursions through the delights of local foods that you can eat anywhere in Europe. Everything good that he can find on his doorstep, and in his county, is transformed into magnificence, and his culinary logic with each dish is unassailable. The house itself is a pure gorgeous place to stay, with beautifully designed and comfortable rooms, and everything about The Old Convent is very special.
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