The search for Ireland’s premier Foodie Town 2015 begins

The RAI are delighted to welcome back Foodie Towns – the search for Ireland’s premier foodie destination. The ‘Foodie Towns 2015’ competition will see towns and communities from all over the country battle it out to be named Ireland’s top town/destination for a foodie experience for visitors and locals alike. Foodie Towns is now in its second year and is now separate to the Irish Restaurant Awards due to its success in 2014.

The ‘Foodie Town of Ireland’ award will recognise a town/destination that actively promotes itself through joint promotional activities such as food festivals, gourmet trails or farmers’ markets as well as great dining experiences for locals and visitors alike. The winning Irish town/destination will have established a local producer/supplier network which is utilised and promoted by local businesses. Plans for future growth and investment into the food and hospitality industry at a local level will also be taken into consideration by judges. Education, training, development and employment will be key components of the ultimate foodie destination.

Applications can be made by downloading the form on and sending it to us by email or post by Monday 7th of September.

For more information please do not hesitate to contact the RAI events team on 01 677 9901 or email . Wishing you the best of luck!

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