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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 Restaurants

Assassination Custard features in our 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland 2017.

Irish Regional Foods

Miena's Handmade Nougat is one of our featured Irish Regional Foods.
Donard, Wicklow

In Ireland's Ancient East

Lorum Old Rectory is in Ireland's Ancient East
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow.

Around Northern Ireland

The Carriage House is on our Northern Ireland Route
71 Main Street, Dundrum, County Down

City Guides

Our series of City Guides will help you to navigate to the places with the best cooking in the city. Congratulations to Galway, which will be European Capital of Culture 2020. What an achievement for the city! Up first are the city guides to Galway, Limerick and Cork.

Community Login

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.

Takeaway - McKennas' Podcasts!

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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


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.

The brilliant Paul Stamets suggests mycology could stave off colony collapse disorder amongst bees
Politics and Environment

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