Ireland’s Rockstar Beauty

Lose yourself in The Burren's award-winning food trail

Words: Lee Tulloch, Photography: Tony Amos
Upper slopes.
Using limestone.
Upper slopes.
Church ruin at Creggagh.
Church ruin near Doolin.
Grazing on upper slopes.
Foraged delicacies from Oonah O Dwyer.
Burren cheeses, Mr and Mrs Fergal Smith at their produce stall in Ennistymon
Roadside Tavern salmon dish and Peter Curtin.
Roadside Tavern, Lisdoonvarna
Peter Curtin in the bar at Roadside Tavern.
Donal Monahan and his flock.
Staff member at Burren free range pork.
Burren free range pork
Gregans Castle
Gregans Castle, hallway and dining room.
Gregans Castle
Staff at St Tola.
Goats cheese ageing at St Tola.
Linnane's
Cafe Linalla
StoneCutters Kitchen.
StoneCutters Kitchen, Myles Duffy.
By the sea near Flaggy shore.
By the sea.
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We don’t use the word ‘stunning’ lightly, but The Burren, or ‘great rock’, in County Clare is one of Ireland’s most stunning landscapes. It’s also a culinary destination that has been, until recent times, the world’s best kept secret. Now a burgeoning food scene, focussed on high quality organic produce and sustainable farming practices, has sprung up throughout the villages that lie within the UNESCO-listed region.

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