GOOD FOOD IRELAND®
In 2006 from her farm in Co Wexford, Margaret Jeffares had a vision to link Ireland’s two biggest indigenous industries, agri-food and tourism, to develop local food and drink as an economic driver. To do this she crafted a brand, Good Food Ireland® to be the consumer facing endorsement. This new standard of guaranteed trust and honesty in food and drink set the scene for a new kind of tourism for Ireland. One which embraced the country’s legendary food and drink production, farming and fishing heritage, as an essential part of the visitor experience.,
AN All-Ireland Experience
Today Good Food Ireland® is the trustmark for local food and drink experiences of the island of Ireland. It has become the standard to aspire to. Each and every business approved to the Good Food Ireland® Collection form a solid core of people who share the vision to give the best local food and drink experience in Ireland.
IRELAND'S Culinary Culture
We Believe in Standards
You will always get much more than simply good local food and drink, from and for people, who really do care. Experience Ireland as we know it, let us be your friend, let us share our secrets with you.
A Food Lovers paradise
If you love good food, Good Food Ireland® is the ultimate collection to experience the very best that Ireland has to offer.
Stay in a B&B, an Irish Castle, a Country House or a luxury 5-star hotel and be assured that you not only have chosen a great place to stay but that stay will be enhanced by the wonderful local food. Choose a casual bistro or a Michelin star restaurant, a village pub or cosy café, we’ve got lunch and dinner completely covered. Visit a food or drink producer, take a farm tour and tasting or pop into one our shops and delis for a delightful picnic with lots of local produce. You can even learn to cook in our cookery schools and discover what makes our natural Irish ingredients so great.
The Good Food Ireland® Collection is designed to connect you with local cuisine, from farm to fork and sea to plate. Travel like an insider and discover the wonderful natural ingredients offered by our fertile island landscape and seascape.
From mushroom hunts to cheese tasting, to oyster farm tours, whiskey or beer tastings, our constantly evolving experiences are handpicked from our Collection. Buy online or give as a gift, for a true local flavour.
Our Good Food Ireland® Tours connect travellers with our people and culinary and cultural traditions, the perfect authentic Irish holiday experience.
Can’t wait to come to Ireland? Or want to feel closer to home?
Explore or country through our food and drink. The Good Food Ireland® Online Shop has a range of Hampers and Foodhall Boxes full of delicious handpicked produce from local farmers, food producers and fishermen all over the island of Ireland.
You can also choose from a wide selection of food and cook books by Ireland’s favourite Chefs and Authors as well as exclusive kitchen items and Irish designed crafts.
Help support our vision and give the gift of Good Food Ireland®.
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High Recognition from An Taoiseach, the Irish Prime Minister
OUR AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
The Inaugural Irish Tourism Industry Awards | Recognising Success and Innovation – Best Food Experience Award2015
Margaret Jeffares, Founder, Good Food Ireland® invited by Barack Obama, President of The United States Of America, to The White House2011 – 2019
Invited to represented Ireland at The Breeders Cup World Horse Racing Championship, USA2011
Margaret Jeffares, Founder, Good Food Ireland® invited to meet Her Majesty The Queen, on her State Visit to Ireland2011
The Marketing Institute All Ireland Marketing Awards – Small Business Marketing Award2010
SFA National Small Business Awards – Outstanding Small Business Award2009
Margaret Jeffares, Founder, Good Food Ireland® invited to Áras an Uachtaráin to meet Mary McAleese, President of Ireland2008
The Marketing Institute South East Marketing Awards – New Business Award2008
The Marketing Institute All Ireland Marketing Awards – Marketing Innovation Award2007
Design Business Ireland Awards – Branding & Identity Award