Newcastle West Food Tour Returns to Limerick This August for Heritage Week

Newcastle West Food Tour

Following on from the successful launch of the Newcastle West Food Tour in June, the next tour will take place in Limerick town during Heritage Week on Thursday 24 August. Guests will have an opportunity to explore the finest culinary hotspots and rich gastronomic history.

Developed by Sharon Noonan the tour includes some delicious treats such as coffee with raw milk from Croom, granola from Curraghchase, craft beer from Kilmallock and of course some award winning cheddar from Cahill’s.

Some of the stops include a visit to a sushi bar, which is the latest addition to the restaurant scene in Newcastle West. Then a poetry reading from the town’s favourite son Michael Hartnett adds a quirky literary twist. The tour culminates with a mouth watering lunch boasting a menu created from locally sourced ingredients.

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Sharon, who presents the 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.”

Limited places are available on the next Newcastle West Food Tour which takes place on Thursday 24 August. For full details and to book visit

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