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    Dingle Peninsula Trail for Food Lovers

    Dingle Peninsula Trail for Food Lovers

    As part of its work to further develop and promote Dingle Peninsula’s reputation as a food destination, the Dingle Food Network Group, with the support of Fáilte Ireland, has today (Wednesday 25th July) launched the new Dingle Peninsula Food & Drink Trail (click here to view brochure).

    The trail highlights the forty four businesses on the Peninsula who have all signed up to a customer promise that they will offer at least 35% local ingredients in their menus (this will be much higher depending in seasonality), bringing food producers and providers together to promote Dingle’s reputation as a high class, high quality food destination.

    Fáilte Ireland’s Food Tourism Manager, Helen McDaid, emphasised the importance of good food to the visitor noting that it takes both food producers and providers working together to develop the regions reputation for food –

    “We are delighted to be supporting the Dingle Food Network Group in launching The Dingle Peninsula Food & Drink Trail here today.  Indeed, Food Tourism adds greatly to the economy not just by creating employment but also by attracting both domestic and overseas visitors to come for the food. This has a knock on effect of job creation and results in a boost to the local economy.

    “People are interested in food. Visitors want to sample unique and distinctive local produce, whether it is from a farmers market or in a local restaurant, pub or cafe as it adds to their experience of Ireland.  Ultimately, it is all about authenticity. Serving local food, visiting local produces, tasting their produce and hearing their stories reflects our image as a natural, unspoilt and hospitable destination.”

    Also commenting was Kathleen Sheehy from the Dingle Food Network who emphasised the thinking behind the food trail -

    “Fáilte Ireland’s vision for food tourism is that Ireland should be recognised for the availability, quality and value of our local and regional food experiences, which bring with them a unique sense of Irish culture and hospitality. Dingle Peninsula has all the ingredients to deliver on that promise.

    “This trail will provide visitors to the area an opportunity to experience, see and taste a truly unique food offering, thereby generating more business for the local area.”

    The food trail brochure will be available from today at the Dingle Tourist Office as well as the other Fáilte Ireland Tourist Offices in Kerry and the various premises that have signed up to the trail.


    For further information contact:
    Jenny De Saulles
    Fáilte Ireland South West
    Tel: 086-7800110

    Note for Editor

    Dingle Listing

    An Ríasc Bed and Breakfast T: 066 915 5446 1W:

    Ashes Bar T: 066 915 0989  W:

    Ashes Annascaul Black Pudding T: 085 119 4749   W:

    Bácús Bhréanainn T: 087 318 5453 4W:

    Béile le Chéile T: 087 915 1350   W:

    Blúiríní Blasta – Lispole
    Dingle Wildlife and Seal Sanctuary T: 083 397 4415   W:

    Castlehouse Bed and Breakfast T: 066 713 9183 7W:

    Castlewood House T: 066 915 2784 8W:

    Chart House T: 066 915 2255   W:

    Coastline Guesthouse T: 066 915 2494 10W:

    Cúl Gairdín T: 087 741 6947    W:

    Deirdres Café T: 087 618 8866   E:

    Dingle Bay Charters T: 066 915 1344   W:

    Dingle Bay Hotel / Paudie’s Bar T: 066 915 1231 1W:

    Dingle Benners Hotel / Mrs Benners Bar T: 066 915 1638 15W:

    Dingle Brewing Company T: 066 915 0743   W:

    Doyle’s Seafood and Restaurant T: 086 804 9563 / 066 915 2674  

    Farmers Market T: 087 757 8672 1W:

    Fenton's Restaurant T: 066 915 2172   E:

    Global Village T: 066 915 2325 / 087 917 7700  

    Gorman’s Clifftop House and Restaurant-Glaise Bheag T: 066 915 5162 2W:

    Greta’s Herbs T: 086 316 9716    W:

    Harbour House / Island Restaurant T: 066 713 9292 23W:

    Heaton's Guesthouse T: 066 915 2288 24W:

    Jerry Kennedy Butchers T: 066 915 2511 25W:

    John Benny Moriarty’s T: 066 915 1215    W:

    Louis Mulcahy & Caife na Caoloige T: 066 915 6229   W:

    Marina Inn T: 066 915 1660   W:

    Murphy's Ice Cream T: 066 915 2644   W:

    O'Connor's Fruit and Vegetables T: 066 915 2623 30E:

    O’Connor’s Guesthouse T: 066 713 8113 31W:

    Out of the Blue T: 066 915 0811   W:

    Pax House Guesthouse T: 066 915 1518 33W:

    Pisces Restaurant T: 066 713 9741   E:

    Reel Dingle Fish T: 087 673 9337   E:

    Sammy’s Bar, Restaurant and Café T: 066 915 8118   W:

    Spillane's Bar and Restaurant - Maharees T: 066 713 9125   W:

    The Boatyard Restaurant & Bar T: 066 915 0920  W:

    The Garden Café T: 087 904 6864    W:
    The Little Cheese Shop T: 087 625 5788 4W:

    The Phoenix T: 066 976 6284   W:

    The Shores Country House T: 066 713 9196 / 066 713 9195 42

    The Skellig Hotel / Coastguard Restaurant T: 066 915 0200 43W:

    Tig Áine - Ballyferriter T: 066 915 6214   W:

    West Kerry Brewery T: 066 915 6325  W:


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