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Foodie Destinations 2019 Applications Close Today!

  • Does your town, village or region have a passion for all things food? 
  • Do you offer a unique experience for locals and tourists? 
  • Do you work together as a community and encourage the use of local food produce? 

Then you could be Ireland's next 'Foodie Destination of the Year!' 
Deadline Extended - Applications Close Today 
at 5pm, Thursday 11th of July!
The winner will be a destination that actively promotes itself through joint promotional activities such as food festivals, gourmet trails, food tours, country or farmers’ markets, as well as great dining experiences for locals and visitors alike.

The Foodie Destinations Winner 2018 was Kilkenny

Entrants will have established a local producer/supplier network which is utilised and promoted by local businesses. Education, training, development and employment will be key components of the ultimate food Foodie Destination.

Plans for future growth and investment into the food and hospitality industry at a local level will also be taken into consideration by the judges.

Communities across the country are urged to get involved and work with local businesses, foodie groups, business networks, chambers of commerce and other working groups, to submit their applications and promote their area to both local people and visitors.

The Foodie Town Winner 2018 was Kinsale

There are 10 finalists, chosen from the applicants, who will receive a visit from the judges. Online voting also takes place which counts for 30% of the overall score. Last years winners (from 2018) may not apply this year.

Collaboration is vital for the success of any community based project, and will mean the difference between the winner and runners-up of the ‘Foodie Destinations 2019’ competition. The more people that work together on this project, the greater the potential for prosperity and progress!

You can find the official online Entry Form HERE

It is advisable to read the eligibility criteria/guidelines on their website before applying at
Follow the Foodie Destinations Award as it progresses, on Social Media at hashtag #FoodieDestinations on Twitter @FoodieDest or on Facebook at 


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