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6 Truly Traditional Irish Foods


Wondering what sort of Irish foods your ancestors enjoyed? Look no further. Here are six traditional Irish foods directly from Ireland itself.

1. Shellfish: A Traditional Irish Food Staple

The natural climate and location of Ireland provide ample resources for delicious shellfish dishes. Whether oysters, clams, mussels, cockles, or prawns, a safe bet is that they were a part of your ancestors’ diet.

2. Irish Stew: Simple and Savory

Irish stew combines the two staples of a traditional Irish diet—meat and potatoes. The stew is a mix of root vegtables, herbs, and, more commonly today, lamb. Historically, traditional Irish stews were made with mutton.Similar to seafood, Irish stew was once a meal for poor families