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John and Sally McKennas' Guides

All the best places to eat, shop and stay in Ireland. A local guide to local places.

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100 Best Places to Stay 2016

MacNean House & Restaurant features in our 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland 2016

In Ireland's Ancient East

The Happy Pear is in Ireland's Ancient East
Main Street, Greystones, Co Wicklow

Around Northern Ireland

Coppi is on our Northern Ireland Route
St Anne’s Square, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast BT1 2LR

Irish Regional Foods

Just Food is one of our featured Irish Regional Foods.
Rushbrook Commercial Park, Cobh, County Cork

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The McKennas' Guide Plaque is the most respected badge of merit in Irish contemporary food, awarded only to those who are described in our guides. Have you been invited to join us? Please proceed to order your plaque or labels.

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Megabites Blog Sign Up

Sign up for our Megabites Newsletter, a blog which brings you all the latest contemporary news of the best food and food people in Ireland, including all that’s new on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Where to Eat and Stay on the Wild Atlantic Way
Where To Eat and Stay on the Wild Atlantic Way


Extreme Greens: Understanding Seaweed
Extreme Greens: Understanding Seaweed


Martin's Fishy Fishy Cookbook
Martin's Fishy Fishy Cookbook


Tweeting what's happening


The web allows us to share important and interesting stories from all around the world. Here are a selection across several categories which we found provocative and interesting. Keep in touch, because we'll post and tweet these stories regularly.

How bone broth and yoga could save your life.
Cookery and Eating, Health and Well Being

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