Dingle Foodie Town
Dingle has been named Ireland's top foodie town and here are just a few of the reasons why…
Incredible restaurants & bars – something we offer to do for every guest who stays with us is to help them with dinner reservations. This is an easy offer to make when there is such great range, whether guests are looking to find John Dory landed that day, a really good steak or just some simple comfort food with a big glass of wine after their journey!
Great Suppliers & Producers – Scattered all around the peninsula are people with a passion for food, you will see them name checked on the menus – Ted Browne’s Crabmeat, Bluirini Blasta Scones, Maya Binder’s Farmhouse Cheese, Olivier’s Kerry Chorizo, Murphy’s Ice-cream, Lispole Eggs, Brics Farmhouse Milk, Pickled in Dingle’s Chutneys, Tom Crean’s Lager, Beoir Corca Dhuibhne, Baccus bread, Dingle Gin… the list goes on
Market day – Friday’s farmers market is a chance to meet many of those listed above and sample their wares along with fresh fish and vegetables, sweet & savoury crepes and West Kerry Lamb Burgers and Sausages on the barbeque. (Think picnic if you are touring)
People who are passionate about food – it’s a part of everything on the Dingle Peninsula! The first weekend in October has become the best loved food festival in Ireland. An all-encompassing 3 day weekend with cookery demos, foraging walks, bakes offs and fish fries – most importantly the taste trail which takes in the entire town so you can amble from gallery to hardware shop tasting everything from chocolate to cheese, black pudding, kangaroo, ice-cream, beers (www.dinglefood.com)
However it’s not just this festival, the winter Feile na Soilse has incredible Christmas Markets and Feile na Beailtaine (May) celebrates the close of the event with a communal picnic! Whatever is happening on the Dingle Peninsula food will be a part of it!
Last but not least, if you have stayed with us you will know that as a final farewell Breakfast at Benners is one of the most important parts of the experience – home baked, hand carved ham, farmhouse cheeses, creamy natural yogurts with lemon curd, freshly baked brown bread and hot breakfast cooked to your liking