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Regional Information on Ireland

Ireland, Europe
Regional Notes - Events - Gatherings & Groups - Travel Information

HappyCow previously offered this space for vegetarian events, vegetarian travel or general information for Ireland, suggestions such as hotel recommendations, travel agencies, or any other regional vegan and vegetarian related information.
However, this has been discontinued due to inactivity.
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Visitor Notes:

Subject: 'Farmers market on Wednesdays, Kenmare, Co Kerry'
Posted by sbarr10 on: Sunday, August 09, 2009 at 10:55 AM PST
During our recent vacation in Ireland we were blessed with the good fortune of arriving in Kenmare on Wednesday, the day of the farmers market. (Kenmare overlooks the ring of Kerry.)

One vendor there had hummus, marinated bell peppers, artichokes, and sun-dried tomatoes. We bought some seed crackers from a natural foods store on Henry Street (it might have been "The Pantry"), plus some cabbage and fresh tomatoes from a grocery, went back to our hotel room and had a feast.

By the way, the taste of Irish tomatoes just bowled me over. After 35 years, I had forgotten how good they are. It is really tough being vegan in Ireland but the tomatoes make it worthwhile.

Subject: 'Mainistir House, Inishmore, Aran Islands'
Posted by sbarr10 on: Sunday, August 09, 2009 at 10:24 AM PST
Mainistir House is a vegetarian hostel on the "big" island Inis Mor (Inishmore) of the Aran Islands.

When Ben, one of our hosts, found out we were vegan and realized we couldn't eat the soup because it had milk in it, he went out of his way to create for us a fabulous vegan dessert. We ate every bite of it.

Our fellow guests were fun, our hosts were great and made the extra effort for us, and the surroundings were fabulous.

Subject: 'GF food'
Posted by Guest on: Monday, May 30, 2005 at 12:19 PM PST
I will be traveling in Ireland in June and need to know the locations of health food stores that carry gluten free products.My email address is gilnant@mac.com. Thanks.

Subject: 'Lemongrass restaurants'
Posted by Guest on: Friday, May 27, 2005 at 09:14 AM PST
Lemongrass restaurants; avoid them as all their products are cooked in meat stock

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