A Taste of West Cork, Galway Food Tours win at Irish Tourism Industry Awards

Dublin hosted the 2019 edition of the awards on Friday night

The Irish Tourism Industry Awards were held in Dublin on Friday with two foodie winners on the night.

A Taste of West Cork walked away with Best Wild Atlantic Way Tourism Experience (<50,000 visitors). Sticking with the west coast, Galway Food Tours too the Best Food/Beverage Experience.

The awards “give recognition to and promote people, companies and organisations – overseas and at home – that have made significant contributions to developing, marketing, selling and delivering improved visitor experiences in Ireland and to increasing the number of visitors from overseas.”

A bi-annual affair, they began in 2015 and will return again to Dublin in 2021.

2019’s Foodie Entries

Galway missed out on the Best Wild Atlantic Way Tourism Experience. The European Region of Gastronomy 2018 programme was pipped on the night by the Cliffs of Moher Centre.

Other food-related finalists on the night included Fab Food Trails (Dublin), Misunderstood Heron Food Truck, Hook Lighthouse, The Seafood Cafe by Niall Sabongi and Kilkenny’s Highbank Orchards.

Galway Food Tours are available year-round while A Taste of West Cork returns this year from 6-15 September.

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