Fáilte Ireland Taste the Island

At the Midlands Park Hotel

Through the Taste the Island incentive, Failte Island will be creating opportunities for Irish restaurants, hotels and the hospitality industry to attract higher numbers of visitors outside of the already busy summer months. This September, we will be working together to promote the ever-growing catalogue of dining experiences of Ireland, to domestic and international visitors from all backgrounds. 

Taste the Island is a wonderful opportunity for us at The Midlands Park Hotel, to showcase our world-class food and drink culture, giving our delightful visitors, first-hand access to authentic food and dining experiences and the highest quality locally sourced ingredients over the months of September, October and November.

This programme will be an all-Ireland event that will include visits to distilleries, brewers and local food producers, Explore food trails and the best of local and national food festivals. You are welcome to participate in traditional skills, such as; foraging and fishing; numerous chances to sit back and divulge in the best of modern Irish cuisine in traditional pubs, small-town cafés, restaurants, city bistros and Michelin-starred experiences. This is only the start of it all...

This is a three-year initiative and the first tourism programme on an all-island basis. So what are you waiting for? Whether you’re a food producer, a brewer, a barista, a baker, or simply a real food enthusiast, there’s something for everyone in Taste the Island.

Here at the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise, we are happy to work alongside Failte Ireland to bring our guests from near and far the best dining experiences our wonderful Island has to offer.

We look forward to Tasting the Island with you in the very near future.