Traveling in Ireland

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1. Posted by quentin957 (Inactive 2 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I'm new here and wanted to know if anyone has gone to Ireland and what did you eat there. I'm a veggie/non-dairy and the food in Ireland looks like it may give me a hard time.
Thanks for any responses.

2. Posted by Eleniki (Full Member 125 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I live in Ireland and eat very little meat. In any of the main cities, eg. Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Belfast, Waterford, and the bigger towns, especially in areas on the tourist trail, you will have no problem finding vegetarian food. The midland areas are trickier, where vegetarians are considered a bit weird, and you may be offered side dishes of chips and vegetables. So, bearing that in mind, I think you should be fine - the food is very good for people who like to eat healthily, in places like Clifden in Connemara, which is part of the beautiful western coastline, Ballyvaughan in the Burren, County Clare, Dingle in Kerry, and Kinsale and Schull in West Cork - all places you should see if you visit this little island country. Have a nice holiday. Helen

3. Posted by Eleniki (Full Member 125 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

You should also visit Sligo, north west of Galway - it's a beautiful county, and you'll get good food in Sligo town. Donegal in the far north west is also wild and beautiful, but veggie food is not so common there. Lots of fish though..

[ Edit: Edited on May 28, 2007, at 6:11 AM by Eleniki ]

4. Posted by Luke_NI (Full Member 5 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I wouldn't worry. Ireland may be a land where a lot of people eat meat but there are plenty of veggies. Potatoes, carrots, most root vegetables in fact are grown here so you can get them in abundance and nearly all restaraunts in major cities have vegetarian options. Enjoy your trip!