Irish Pub Tour with CIE International

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We had a great visit with our friends over at CIE International Tours a couple nights ago, and they showed us some amazing tours through Ireland, Scotland, and Britan! There was a particular one that caught our eye, that we just had to show you in our Culinary Travel week – an Irish Pub Tour!

The Irish people are largely into shopping local, & supporting the farmers in their communities. This means that their food is always fresh, and delicious! There is nothing better than some great pub food made with fresh Irish ingredients! This CIE International Irish Pub Tour stops at some great local spots, where you’re sure to be fed well! Some highlights included are listed below – they are sure to be some delicious spots!

Guinness Gate, Dublin, Ireland

Starting off with a tour of Dublin on day 1, you’ll also get to check out the infamous Guinness Storehouse, and learn about their “black beer”! The Guinness Storehouse has great views from their rooftop bar, that look out over the city of Dublin.

Over the next few days, you’ll get to visit some historic sights, like the Glasnevin Cementery Museum, and the Blarney Castle, where you will have a chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone!

On Day 4, you head to the Dingle Peninsula, where you’ll see some sheep herding demonstrations, and enjoy an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn. Then you’ll make your way over to Kate Kearney’s Cottage for some dinner and traditional Irish entertainment. They serve an la carte menu, as well as plated meals, giving you lots of options for a good local Irish meal.

Kate Kearney’s Cottage, Killarney, Ireland

Wake up the next day to a ferry ride to take in the incredible Cliffs of Moher! This giant ocean line is 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean – enjoy the peaceful noise of the waves crashing in far below you, and even take to the caves to explore some underground caverns! This night takes you into Spanish Point, where you can find a pub to your liking for dinner. We’ve found one that may have caught our eye…

Johnny Burke’s Pub (Armada Hotel), Spanish Point Ireland

Johnny Burke’s has live entertainment each night (during their high season), but often have impromptu sessions during their winter months – so you can still get your Irish jig on! Their menus is broad – from soup, to burgers, and the always classic fish & chips. Enjoy one of their home brewed craft beers, Dooliner beer, or sip on a whiskey from their large selection while the log burning fire keeps you warm. Find Johnny Burke’s menu here.

Spend the next couple days exploring Galway, & the Westport Walk before you head back into Dublin. On your final day (depending on if you chose the 8 or 9 day tour), you visit Teeling Distillery, testing out some samples of their aged whiskey, and then make sure you head over to the Brazen Head Pub – it is Dublin’s oldest pub. Here you’ll be treated to Irish traditions galore – food, music, and story-telling! Here’s a glimpse at Brazen Head Pub!

Brazen Head Pub, Dublin, Ireland

The Brazen Head is Dublin’s oldest pub, dating back to 1198 AD! Walking in, you will feel like you’ve stepped back in time, to a whole other world! They are infamous for not only their history, but also their food! The Brazen Head is known for their stews (beef, guinness, etc), and produce some mouthwatering seafood dishes (just reading their menu is making us drool)! Everything you could want, from lunch to dinner! You gotta stop here!

All in all, CIE International produces some great tours – and this Irish Pub Tour is an excellent way to treat yourself to a culinary trip while seeing some of Irelands greatest monuments.

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