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“Joyce of Food Tour / Bloomsday 2018”
Review of Irish Food Trail

Irish Food Trail
Ranked #6 of 40 Food & Drink in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Irish Food Trail brings you closer to the heart of what it means to be Irish! You will meet and dine with the local Irish people, and visit 3 traditional Irish restaurants, where you will get to sample and share some hearty, typical Irish cuisine, which will be influenced by our Tapas sharing nature, and to be enjoyed with a glass of wine or beer in each venue.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a longtime student of Joyce and a thoughtful consumer of food & drink, I rate this experience an unqualified success. Paul and James, like so many celebrants of Bloomsday, did their best to look Edwardian, suggesting with an almost painful accuracy what might have been typical down-at-heels but trying-to-keep-up-appearances Dubliners of 1904. Dressing a part is relatively easy. Being comfortably conversant with both the broad themes and gritty details of ULYSSES is something else again. Both guides clearly enjoyed the challenge posed by the novel, not least the paradox that most of their audience, while obviously intrigued by the mythological aura surrounding ULYSSES and its author, had not (yet!) read the (in)famous work. The walk along the Liffey and nearby streets, the readings, the food--all superb and unquestionably worth the price of admission.

Thank Richard R
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The_Adv_Team, Owner at Irish Food Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. Paul

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I joined the “Joyce of Food” Tour on the eve of Bloomsday. It was our introduction to Dublin actually because we had flown in that afternoon. And oh was it a fine introduction. Our guides Paul and James were expertly organized and really fun to tool around town with. James jazzed up the tour with food-themed readings from Ulysses, which bordered on dramatic productions. There was some other Joycean fun along the way, which I won’t detail because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone’s tour. We made three stops. The food was delicious with plenty of references to you know who (oysters, potted meat, Gorgonzola) creatively incorporated into contemporary dishes. It was also beautifully presented, generous in portion and on the table mere minutes after we arrived at each stop. No dinner needed after this tour.

Paul provided the history/story behind what we were eating and must have many years as a Dublin guide under his belt, as the walking tour between food stops was equally intriguing. I’d do this tour again just for the final stop—a bespoke cocktail and a heavenly, warm bread pudding.

Thank Kathleen R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I had a most enjoyable pre-Fathers Day food tour with Grainnie. The food options were excellent and met our dietary needs and the history lessons were informative and rounded off what we had learned at the GPO Experience. Grainnie made sure that all the participants connected and none would feel left out. The sociable atmosphere created by Grainnie lasted well into the evening as several of us stayed in the pub and chatted while watching World Cup football on the TV.

Thank john2938
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the 2:00 tour - and our party of 7 included teenagers, parents and grandparents. We all loved the variety of the food stops, the history we learned at each stop, and did not leave hungry. :) We have taken food tours in New York, Seattle, and Barcelona. This was the best one yet! Very informative tour guide, Suzanne, and fun. Plenty of food and drinks. Easy and leisurely walking with historic sites along the way. Wear comfy shoes because of the cobblestone streets. This was the first food tour where we had a choices at each stop for what we wanted to eat and drink - so we all shared! Great time by all - highly recommend this tour.

Thank Zan J
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The_Adv_Team, Owner at Irish Food Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. It was lovely to have your whole family on the tour. Suzi says hello.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The readers of extracts from Ulysses were very good. The star of the show was Senator David Norris. He brought the book alive. Well done!

Thank Muircheartach
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The_Adv_Team, Owner at Irish Food Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for joining us on the Blooms day tour.

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