Traditional Irish Stew Recipe by Gleesons Restaurant & Rooms

Traditional Irish Stew Recipe by Gleesons Restaurant & Rooms

Traditional Irish Stew Recipe by Gleesons Restaurant & Rooms


byMary Gleeson owner of Gleesons Restaurant & Rooms

of Co. Roscommon  

Rest and relax at Gleesons Restaurant & Rooms owned by Mary Gleeson. This lovingly restored 19th century townhouse oozes charm and comforts at eve Read More
Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cooking Time

90 Minutes


4-6 People


  • 1kg lean stewing lamb
  • 3 large carrots
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 large onion
  • 8 medium peeled potatoes
  • 50g chicken bouillon
  • Sprig of Thyme & Rosemary
  • Water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Peel and slice the carrots and celery. Dice the onion and peel the potatoes. In two separate pots place the lamb into one and the vegetables into the other. Cover both with water.

In the vegetable pot, add the bouillon, herbs and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Bring to the boil and cook 3 quarters of the way through. In the lamb pot add some rosemary and thyme and boil until the lamb is tender.

Strain half the liquid from the lamb and add the contents of that pot to the vegetable pot – covering with more water if necessary. Cook out the vegetables fully and season the stew.

If you prefer a cloudy stew rather than a broth add a little mashed potato.

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