Food & Recipes from Ireland

Irish Tea Brack

This deliciously fruity cross between cake and bread is traditionally eaten at Halloween in Ireland.

Irish Christmas Pudding

With its rich fruit and the plentiful addition of whiskey, this pudding has an important place at the table in any traditional Irish Christmas …

Traditional Foods of Ireland

From Irish stew to soda bread, black pudding to drisheen, these are some of the dishes and recipes that Irish people have cooked for generations.

Irish Cream Recipes

If you don't want to buy Irish Cream or can't find the perfect one, the good news is that it's quite simple to make.

Bacon and Cabbage

Although long associated with Ireland, Corned beef is not traditional, the Irish are far more likely to serve bacon with their cabbage.

Irish Stew

The ingredients are simple, lamb, potato, onion and carrot, but the result is a hearty and warming dish which the Irish have enjoyed for generations.

Leek and Potato Soup

Many Irish soups are based on potatoes, this one combines them with leeks to make a very satisfying and tasty dish.

Nettle Soup

If you want to cook something really Irish and that has a long history, this is the dish to choose.

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Irish Soda Bread

This traditional bread from Ireland is made without yeast, instead using bread soda (bicarbonate of soda) as a raising agent.

Irish Brown Bread

Brown bread is an Irish staple, often made daily in the home as it is quick and easy to make and tastes best when really fresh, even warm from the oven.

Spotted Dog

Made with just a little sugar and plenty of dried fruit, this bread has been an Irish favourite, especially with children, for generations.


The most traditional of Irish dishes, and a very simple one, made with potato, cabbage and generous amounts of creamy butter.


Don't be fooled by the simplicity of the recipe, this is comfort food at its best, delicious warming and reliable.

Christmas Food in Ireland

Of course the Irish eat too much at Christmas - that's the point, isn't it? …

Traditional Irish Christmas Cake

Made with plenty of fruit, nuts and Irish Whiskey and topped with marzipan and white frosting, the Christmas cake is a central part of Christmas in Ireland.

Irish Mince Pies

These delicious pastry pies filled with mincemeat - which despite its name contains no meat but is a rich spicy fruit mix - are a traditional dish at …