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Wednesday, 20th February 2019

Boyne Valley one of National Geographic’s best destinations for food lovers

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The Glyde Inn at Annagassan, Pub of The Year and Irish Food Pub of the Year 2018 and now recommended by National Geographic.

The Boyne Valley region has been chosen as one of the world’s best destinations for food lovers by the influential international magazine National Geographic Traveller.

In his article, which was published on 13th February, award-winning travel writer and food expert Pol Ó Conghaile says that while the region’s heritage sites are well-known, the Boyne Valley’s “sprouting food scene” is a more recent development.

“From craft beer and cider to fresh seafood and unexpected treats such as Irish smoked garlic and blue cheese, there’s a growing sense of place on the plate” he says.

The first of the “essential stops” mentioned is The Fisherman’s Catch at Clogherhead pier for a bowl of chowder which is a delight shared by many locals after a walk over the head.

Also mentioned are the Eastern Seaboard Restaurant in Drogheda for its “sizzling takes on local produce” and the Glyde Inn in Annagassan “for fresh oysters, crab claws and hake with purple heritage potatoes.” 

The Glyde Inn also won National Pub of The Year and Irish Food Pub of the Year 2018 at the Irish Pub Awards.

Ó Conghaile also recommends readers of the worldwide magazine to “swing by Slane Castle for a tour of its whiskey distillery.”

The only other Irish venue mentioned in the article was the Burren National Park in County Clare where Ó Conghaile found “a surprising food scene that spans everything from hand-smoked Atlantic salmon to stoneground chocolate.”


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