Discover the joys of Ireland through delicious food

Ireland was the first place I ever travelled to as a solo female, and that first trip I took to Limerick, turned out to be the first in a continuous series of amazing travel adventures all over the world. The thing that really made this particular trip to Ireland a wonderfully positive experience, was my incredible experience with Irish food and hospitality – a combination that I have come to learn go hand in hand together. 

I had booked myself into a cosy looking bed and breakfast on the outskirts of Limerick, and on arrival I quickly realised that I had made the right choice. The bed and breakfast owners soon realised I was a solo traveller after checking me into my room, and they immediately invited me round to enjoy dinner with them in their home next door in the evening. Of course, I accepted their kind invitation, and ended up having a wonderful and very memorable evening which was full of Irish hospitality and delicious Irish food. I experienced the most incredible beef stew I have ever eaten, and had my first ever taste of traditional soda bread – something I have enjoyed many times since. We followed the meal with Irish coffee before my hosts took me to the local church to attend an organ recital with them! When I first set foot in Ireland, I wasn’t sure what adventures my trip would hold, but it certainly lived up to all of my expectations, and more! I was truly bowled over by this first taste of Irish hospitality.

Over the next couple of days, I explored the city of Limerick and all it has to offer. I wondered around the streets, finding all kinds of fascinating history, and amazing places to eat and drink. While wandering around to see what I could find was great fun, I’d definitely have a look on Squaremeal in future, to save a little bit of time, and investigate what’s in the area ahead of time.

My foodie experiences in Limerick are the first of a series of delightful Irish food-related memories. I’ve visited a few different Irish cities now, and have to say, I’ve had the most incredible food and drink in every single one of them. I think the Irish atmosphere makes everything taste a little better, if I’m honest. There’s nothing quite like finding a wonderful pub, bar, or restaurant that serves great homecooked or gourmet food that you can enjoy while indulging in conversation with a friendly local, or listening to talented musicians provide live music throughout the day and long into the night. 

There are many places I have yet to travel to and explore throughout the glorious country of Ireland, but I am certain that wherever I go, I will be met with amazing Irish hospitality and incredible food and drink. As a solo traveller, Ireland is a fantastic place to travel to as there is plenty to eat, drink, see, and do, all while feeling completely and utterly safe!

Alex

Discover the joys of Ireland through delicious food
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