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touRRoir is brought to you by Good Food Ireland

Good Food Ireland  is the trusted standard for food and drink experiences of the island of Ireland. All those recommended are committed to using indigenous Irish ingredients supporting Irish farmers, food producers and fishermen, creating sustainable communities and safeguarding the future livelihoods of local people.

Good Food Ireland has a proven track record in hosting food and cultural events for the last 12 years. It has represented Ireland at international events and has been invited many times by government and its agencies to showcase Ireland’s food produce and cuisine. Events such as the Volvo Ocean Race, The Breeders Cup World Horse Racing Championship and The Web Summit where Good Food Ireland brought together over 600 food producers and chefs to serve local food to some 20,000 delegates from 100+ countries. Good Food Ireland has been honoured with an invitation to The White House, met Queen Elizabeth on her visit to Ireland, invited to produce numerous Irish Showcases at International Embassies and has been awarded “Best Food Experience” by The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation.

Good Food Ireland once again leads the way with touRRoir. Having put in action the cross collaboration of these three giant sectors Food, Tourism and Culture for over 12 years, it now once again rings in the changes. touRRoir is a unique platform to strategically learn how the cross collaboration of three giant sectors Food Tourism and Culture has never before been so important to meet consumers’ needs as their quest for authenticity accelerates.

Good Food Ireland is extremely grateful to all the sponsors and supporters of touRRoir18.



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In 2006 Good Food Ireland pioneered the link between Ireland’s agri-food and tourism hospitality sectors to develop food tourism as an economic driver. The brand was crafted based on strict criteria around a commitment to using Irish food and drink produce, supporting Irish farmers, food producers and fishermen. In 2013 Grant Thornton carried out a business insights survey which reported that 92% of all Good Food Ireland providers increased their purchasing of Irish food over the previous year, which contributed in the region of 50 million to the local economy. All over the island of Ireland restaurants, pubs, cafés, accommodation providers and food and drink producers joined the mission being independently approved to meet the criteria and then marketed through the brand to Irish consumers and international visitors. Today Good Food Ireland has become a trusted brand for authentic Irish food experience.

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Jeffares

Good Food Ireland

Margaret Jeffares


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Kerr

Good Food Ireland

Susan Kerr


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Gilligan

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Padraic Gilligan


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Delaney

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Patrick Delaney