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Vote for Kilkenny in the Top Foodie Destination Final 2017


Kilkenny has been selected as a finalist in the Restaurants Association of Ireland ‘Foodie Destinations’ competition 2017.

Each of the ten finalists will receive a pre-arranged visit from a pair of independent assessors in the coming weeks. This assessment will be combined with a national public voting campaign... this is where you  come in! We need your support to help us win the title.

Online Voting

The public can vote for Kilkenny until midday on Thursday 10th of August.

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This is worth 50% of the overall score.

Once you cast your vote - please share the dedicated link with friends and family, home and away and ask them to vote too!

The top ten ‘Foodie Destinations’ of Ireland for 2017 have been selected and are as follows:

  • Boyne Valley
  • Cong
  • Galway's West end
  • Kilkenny
  • Kinsale
  • Loop Head Peninsula
  • Monaghan
  • Sligo
  • West Cork
  • West Waterford

A number of 2016’s finalists, including Kilkenny have made the top ten list for Foodie Destinations again this year.

Adrian Cummins, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, said

“Winning the title of ‘Foodie Destination of Ireland 2017’ will provide a competitive edge to towns and regions wishing to promote their areas to incoming tourists. The rich landscape of the Irish culinary scene has provided us with an interesting battleground for the competition. This is an exciting time to be involved in the food and tourism industry in Ireland, and for local businesses to show the pride they have in their communities to the nation.

“The quality of submissions this year was once again excellent, all ten of the ‘Foodie Destination’ finalists have something to be proud of for reaching the penultimate stage of the competition.”

The ultimate ‘Foodie Destination of Ireland 2017’ will be announced on Tuesday 29th August.

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Our promise!

The food experience awaiting visitors to Kilkenny is exciting, dynamic, innovative, high quality, good value and a testament to the stakeholders behind the end product. The calibre of cuisine and food experience reflects a constant demand by consumers for variety, quality and an ever-evolving appetite for new experiences. 

Kilkenny taps into meeting the needs of the culturally curious, social energizers and culinary tourists, as well as satisfying the demands for local and traditional fare.

A thriving food culture has evolved, delivering a high quality, value for money experience and Kilkenny is synonymous with excellence as a must-visit foodie destination.

Please support Kilkenny as the top foodie destination for 2017!