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  • The Tours 

    Experience farm to fork 

    Meet the farmers, the fishers, the cheese makers, the growers, the bakers, the foragers and the innovative chefs in Connemara and The Burren. Over five days and nights you will walk the farms, the fields, and the shores along The Wild Atlantic Way in Galway and Clare. You will find native Irish speakers committed to preserving our small scale farming culture and those that came for a holiday, fell in love and stayed.

    Hear the stories of our wonderful artisan food producers, dine in restaurants and cafes with chefs who take pride in using local produce and stay in family run hotels.

    The tours are for small groups (max 12) of solo travelers who are interested in learning about our rich culinary culture. Guests are adults of all ages with a reasonable level of fitness. In addition to great food and accommodation there will be music, laughs, chats and craic.

    The tour includes all hotel accommodation in single rooms for five nights, all meals and tastings and transport from when you are picked up in Galway City.

  • Your tour guide

    Hi! I'm Margaret, a solo traveler who enjoys meeting new people, eating great food, and having a laugh.

    My home base is the unspoiled beauty of Connemara, on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, an area that abounds with natural beauty, seas rich with fresh fish and shellfish, shores for foraging, small scale farmers and growers, and cafes and restaurants with innovative chefs.

    Farm to fork is not a slogan but the way I was raised on the family farm. Now I live on a small holding growing vegetables in the company of hens Henny & Penny, cats Marmalad & Oscar and the ever faithful rescue dog Willow.

    Meeting people, breaking bread with new friends and listening to old and young with their stories of growing, cooking and foraging is what has made my solo travels all over the world exciting. These experiences have enriched my life and I want guests on these tours to experience similar in the beautiful West of Ireland.

    Like many solo travelers I miss sharing a meal with others and this inspired me to set up Irish Artisan Food Tours so we can break bread together.

  • 2023 Tours

    1. Connemara Tours

    Join me for five days exploring the beauty of Connemara and meet the local food producers who call it home. We will meet a vegetable grower making a living on an acre, shuck and enjoy oysters straight from the beds, learn about the culinary history of the beautiful Kylemore Abbey, forage for seaweed, learn about sustainable aquaculture, visit an abalone farm and so much more.

    We will dine in the recently crowned Best Cafe in Ireland, enjoy a literary lunch, stop at great food trucks, have cooked to order breakfasts including locally caught fish and enjoy a tasting menu with the regions best chef.

    The relaxing Renvyle House Hotel is our home from home. First opened as a hotel in 1883, it is spectacularly located on a 150 acre estate on the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way in Connemara, Co. Galway. The grounds include a private freshwater lake for fishing and boating, a beach, woodlands, gardens and numerous activities on site including tennis, croquet, outdoor heated swimming pool, canoeing and shore angling.

    Dates

    1. A April 23rd - 28th

    1. B May 21st - 26th

    1. C August 27th - Sept 1st

    1. D September 17th - 22nd

     

    2. The Burren Tours

    The Burren in County Clare is a unique landscape of limestone pavements, cliffs and caves, fossils, rock formations and archaeological sites. This unique landscape produces some very unique food from farmers, growers and fishers who care about this unique environment. Join me as we visit an a award winning goat farm, a beef farm renowned for its sustainable farming practices enjoy oysters fresh from the beds and locally smoked salmon, learn about the art of chocolate making. We will hear why why we need to worry about seed sovereignty and what they are doing in Clare to save the seeds of our native fruit and vegetables.  On the Atlantic coast we will enjoy a visit to the Cliffs of Moher home to thousands of seabirds, and enjoy traditional Irish music. We will dine on farms, in cafes and restaurants where chefs work closely with local producers to create memorable meals.

     

    Dates

    2.A May 7th-12th

    2.B May 28th - 2nd June

    2.C June 11-16th

    2.D September 3rd - 8th

    Details & Booking information

     

    The five day tours start at 2pm on Sunday in Galway City and finish at 1pm on Friday and include;

    Transport from pickup to drop off and to all activities

    5 nights accommodation in a single room

    5 lunches

    5 evening meals

    Admission to all farms, activities and tours

    Tastings at various venues

    Tea/coffee at various stops

    Evening entertainment where listed

    My sparkling personality!

     

    The all in cost of the five days is €2,500.

     

    A deposit of €250 secures a place on a tour and is fully refundable until 1st March 2023

    Deposits can be paid by bank transfer or through the online system STRIPE. Please email me if you would like to pay a deposit and I will send payment details.

     

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