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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.

There is a simple aim to Ireland The Best: to create a book that is the only book you need in order to get the best out of the country. 

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100 Best Restaurants

Assassination Custard features in our 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland 2019.

Irish Regional Foods

North Bound Brewery is one of our featured Irish Regional Foods.

In Ireland's Ancient East

The Chocolate Garden is in Ireland's Ancient East
Rath, Tullow, Co Carlow

Around Northern Ireland

The Galley Fish and Chip Shop is on our Northern Ireland Route
43 Kilkeel Road, Annalong, County Down BT34 4TJ

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.

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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. Our 2019 plaque is now available to order online.

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