Foodie Destinations 2016 – Applications Now Open

The Restaurants Association of Ireland is on the search for Ireland’s top Foodie Destination for 2016. Formerly known as Foodie Towns, the initiative was formed as part of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2014 but proved to be so popular it became its own entity in 2015.

Our aim is to celebrate Ireland’s unique and wonderful food offerings and to encourage local food tourism initiatives across the country.

Applications are now being accepted. A minimum of three groups/businesses/organisations must apply together. Please read the eligibility criteria/guidelines below before applying.
The process:
– Applications will be accepted between the 14th of July and the 11th of August
– Applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts and ten finalists will be announced
– Each of these ten finalists will receive a two hour visit from two of Ireland’s top food critics
– Online voting will commence and the public vote will count for 50% of the total score
– The overall winner will be announced in September

How to Apply:
– Read the eligibility criteria/application guidelines HERE
– Fill out the application form HERE
– Pay the application fee of €150 + VAT (our team will contact you)

For further information please contact the RAI Team on 01 677 9901 or email