South East Food Stories: where stories start, and yours begin
South East Food Stories are curated packages which help visitors get the best out of each part of the South East of Ireland. They pull together the top trails, hikes, heritage and waterways; the greatest products from local makers; and the most delicious foodstuffs for all parts of your stay, to help you produce your story to write home about.
Find out all you need to know about South East Food Stories at southeastfoodstories.com
Start your day with a luscious journey through Carlow, hear local tales, getting the low down on how the locals produce such tasty produce. Forage for your lunch picking up great tips along the way with Blackstairs Eco Trails and get a taste of the land by going back to basics with the chance to forage with local botanists Mary and Robert White at Blackstairs Eco Trails exploring the natural fauna and flora at this stunning location. Head out across fields and woods to find out how to pick out the best wild, organic plants and berries – as well as what to avoid.
Stories that will stay with you.
If you’re curious about Carlow culture, how small businesses manage sustainability and the ethics of foraging, there’s plenty here for you. Stay at the beautiful Woodford Dolmen Hotel and wake up to a locally sourced, award winning breakfast each morning. A well fortified stomach is definitely advisable for the one hour guided tour and tasting at O’Hara’s Brewery. This is a working brewery which lets visitors get hands-on experience of the brewing process and taste a variety of beers and ciders straight from the tank while putting all your questions to the experts, who are all incredibly passionate about making great local products. That night, refuel with a mouth watering four course evening meal at the Plum Tree Bistro, which is known locally for its fresh, quality food, and a night cap in the lively Dolmen Bar.
Open your taste buds and saviour the experience and let the stories flow.