Kilkenny is home to some of the best food and beverage producers, cafés and restaurants in Ireland, so we wanted to show how good it really is! So we loaded Jacqui Hurley and Jackie Tyrrell (The 2 Jacqui / Jackie’s!) onto a bus and took them on a tour of Kilkenny to sample a few of these places!
Kilkenny is a previous award winning food destination City and we hope this road trip gives a sense of the pride and quality of our food and beverage offering! Thanks to Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for funding to make this possible and also a huge thanks to Ballykeefe Distillery, Highbank Orchards, Truffle Fairy, Goatsbridge Trout Farm, Mount Juliet Estate, Mount Juliet Golf Club, musecoffeefood.ie, Paris Texas Bar & Restaurant, Zuni, Statham’s Kilkenny Kilkenny, Kilkenny County Council & Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny
Kilkenny, the food destination
Since being recognised by the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) as Ireland’s top foodie destination, Kilkenny has continued to enhance its position as an unmissable part of Ireland’s food culture.
As an agricultural stronghold, with some of the best pasture land in Ireland, farming plays a huge role in the story of food in Kilkenny. The deep connection between land and community is central to both Kilkenny’s cultural heritage and to its future role as a hub of innovation and transformation for sustainable food production.
Highbank Orchard Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother. is Raw, Unpasteurized & Unfiltered. This delicious vinegar is made only from Highbank Orchards Organic Cider apples.
Lisduggan Farms award winning home-smoked bacon is truly one of a kind. Thanks to their carefully managed, curing and smoking process, Lisduggan bacon is lower
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