The Restaurants Association of Ireland has this evening announced that the winner of Foodie Destinations 2016 is the Boyne Valley. After a rigorous few weeks of applications, town visits and over 10,000 online votes, Boyne Valley have beaten the competition and proved themselves to be an excellent leader as a foodie destination. From Tapas Trails and Food Safaris to innovative strategies for growth and development, they set the benchmark for food tourism in Ireland.
The winner was revealed at an event held in Hotel Doolin, Co Clare earlier this evening. The top five finalists in this year’s Foodie Destinations competition are as follows;
1. Boyne Valley
3. The Burren
Representatives from each of the final top ten destinations attended the all-Ireland final to hear the result. For a second year in a row, Derry was announced as the Foodie Destinations runner up, proving themselves again to be one of the top foodie destinations in Ireland. Last year, the city was narrowly beaten by The Burren, who claimed second runner up in this year’s competition. Fourth and fifth position in this year’s competition went to new entry Cong, Co Mayo and Sligo, Co. Sligo respectively.
CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Adrian Cummins, presented the award to an elated bunch of Boyne Valley representatives.