Food and drink tour of Co Limerick’s largest town, Newcastle West.
As seen on RTE’s Nationwide!
Developed by well known local foodie, broadcaster and entrepreneur, Sharon Noonan, the Newcastle West Food Tour explores the finest culinary hotspots and rich history of the famed West Limerick town giving an overview of the best artisan producers, brewers and farmers in the region.
Tastings are plentiful and vary from tour to tour. Of course no food tour of Limerick’s largest town would be complete without enjoying award winning cheddar from its resident cheese maker, Cahill’s.
More unusual stops include a visit to a sushi bar which arrived on the restaurant scene in Newcastle West in 2017 and a poetry reading from the town’s favourite son Michael Hartnett adds a quirky literary twist.
Sharon, who presents the hugely popular Best Possible Taste radio show and podcast, says the food and drink landscape in Newcastle West is ‘extremely impressive’ when you look closely.
“The town was home to Nash’s famous red lemonade and still is to Ballygowan, Ireland’s first developed water brand and the undisputed giant of Irish bottled water,” she explained. “The Desmond Banqueting Hall dominates the Square which is home to Sonas Healthfoods, our answer to the Happy Pear with its diverse and large range of Irish artisan food products. Our eclectic stalls at the Thursday and Saturday markets have so much to offer with items such as freshly baked sourdough bread and Irish garlic which sell out early.”
Newcastle West, Co. Limerick
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