Visit artisan producers and farms at the forefront of Ireland’s best food makers. Bake your own bread and enjoy tasting samples throughout the day. Meet the people that make it happen and let them give you an insight into their world and their passion for producing world class food and drink. Bake bread with flour from Ireland’s oldest flour Mill, learn about Irish Whiskey and Cider and sample some of our best. Visit the working Rock Farm Slane and taste mouth watering Irish goats cheese before returning to Dublin all in one day!
Our Farm to Fork Food Trail is chance for you to visit some of the best food producers Ireland has to offer. We can organize a half day tour or a full day tour. Each tour can be customized to focus on your groups tastes. Contact us to arrange your private tour today.
Ireland has long been the mark of excellence when it comes to producing food. We are traditionally known for the likes of our mouthwatering butter and world-class quality beef but over the last number of years there has been a surge of groundbreaking food and drink producers that are turning heads. In this one day tour from Dublin, Irish Day Tours would like to take you on a special gastro journey to the county of Meath to meet the people at the forefront and taste some of their handmade culinary creations along the way!
We visit Ireland’s oldest working flour mill at Martry Mill. Say hi to James who has worked and been part of this mill all his life. His family has worked this mill since 1859. James will explain how this fascinating contraption works from the water wheel that powers the mill, to making the finished product. You will take some flour with you to bake your very own bread later in the tour!
The ‘Spire Of Lloyd’ is a peculiar structure built on high ground in the center of an ancient ring fort. The curious thing about this spire is that it’s actually a lighthouse………almost 55km from the nearest coastline! The spire was built in 1791 by the Earl of Bective as a memorial to his father, a seafaring man. From this point you have spectacular views over five counties. Where could be a better place to learn about Irish whiskey, how it’s made and sample some of our very best brands. The very barley and water that are key ingredients of whiskey would have come from the pastures and fields around this very point.
Next we visit one of the most engaging and interesting eco farms Rock farm at Slane castle. After a tour of the farm you’ll get a change to put your flour from the mill to use and bake some bread which you’ll have with some hearty homemade soup or stew on the farm.
Michael Finnagen from Boyne Valley Blue Goats Cheese has 300 goats that he looks after with loving care to produce some of Ireland’s best quality goats cheese. Michael will take you around the farm to meet his goats and show you what’s involved in getting his cheese from the goat to your plate ! Enjoy a delicious tasting before you leave.
We finally visit an apple orchard and home to Cockagee Cider. Mark, is an award winning cider producer has been making this prized liquid for many happy years. Produced on his home farm, Mark will take you to see his orchard and explain how apple cider is made before you finally get to taste some samples. What a wonderful way to finish this foodie fiesta !
09:00AM – Depart Dublin from Suffolk Street but the Molly Malone statue
10:00AM – Martry Mills – Ireland’s oldest flour mill
11:15PM – Spire of Lloyd – Whiskey tasting
12:00PM – Rock Farm Slane – Lunch & bread baking included
14:00PM – Boyne Valley Blue Goats Cheese Farm
15:30pm – Cocagee Cider Farm
17:00PM – Depart for Dublin city
All tours are customizable. Prices are available upon request.