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Receive press releases from By Email RSS Feeds: Launches Gourmet Food Tour with Acclaimed Irish Chef/Restaurateur and Food Writer Clodagh Mckenna announces the launch of a new Gourmet Food Tour that has been created with celebrity chef and food writer Clodagh McKenna. The tour will be a self-guided tour based on Clodagh’s Irish Food Trails TV series.

Dublin, Ireland, March 27, 2013 --( Food Tourism in Ireland is booming and people both at home and abroad are becoming more aware day by day of the wealth of riches that Ireland can offer in terms of food.

Seeing this gap in the market for an organised food tour, Reservations Manager Liz Aungier approached Clodagh McKenna with the idea and the renowned chef was immediately keen to get on board with Tourireland to work on the project. The tour will be a self-guided tour based on Clodagh’s Irish Food Trails TV series, stopping at the towns and markets she visited and tasting the local produce. The series has been aired widely in the USA and has generated a lot of interest in Irish Food. With another series due to start filming in September 2013 (and airing in 2014) this is set to grow even more.

About Irish Welcome Tours/ is part of the Irish Welcome Tours Group – an incoming tour operator with over 23 years of experience in the industry. was created so that the team's experience, expertise and knowledge of Ireland could be shared through a number of packaged touring options for international clients such as Self-Drive, Chauffeur, Tailor Made and Escorted Tours.

John Waldron, Managing Director of says: “We are really excited about our new tour; we think we have cooked up a super itinerary taking in the best of artisan food producers and traditional Irish hotels. We hope we have whetted your appetite and look forward to serving up even more tasty tours in the future. Bon Appétit and Happy Touring!”

About Clodagh McKenna
Clodagh is one of Ireland’s best known chefs and cookbook authors. She trained in Ireland, France, America and Italy before returning to Ireland. She now runs Clodagh’s Kitchen, Bakery and Food Hall in Dublin’s famous Arnott’s Department Store and has another 120 seater restaurant due to open in Blackrock, County Dublin in April this year.

Clodagh says:
"I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve teamed up with and my good friend Liz Aungier to create a culinary journey throughout the country that will take you to many of the wonderful places visited in the series. Many viewers of my TV series have said to me that they’d love to be able to visit Ireland, to see with their own eyes the beauty of some of the places I’ve showcased and to taste some of the best food Ireland has to offer. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to introduce them now to some of my favorite producers, friends and restaurants throughout this journey."

Contact - To learn more about this project please contact:

Liz Aungier
Reservations Manager –

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U.S.A 1855 605 0158
Canada 1855 605 0157
U.K. 0808 238 9190

Rest of World (Not Toll-Free): +353 (0) 1 293 3096

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Niamh Allabyrne
00353 293 3096

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