Food Glorious Food! The Foodie Destination Awards Is Back!

The Restaurants Association of Ireland are proud to launch Foodie Destinations 2017 in association with FBD Insurance.

They are on the search for Ireland’s premier Foodie Destination – one that offers a sense of community spirit, collaboration and support for local businesses. The winner of Foodie Destinations will be one that actively promotes itself as a Foodie Destination to locals and tourists alike.

With nearly half a century of experience, FBD Insurance is one of Ireland’s largest insurers, looking after the needs of consumers, farmers and business owners. FBD has 33 branch offices throughout the Republic of Ireland and has a staff of over 850 employees who work on behalf of over 500,000 loyal and satisfied customers. When it comes to business insurance FBD are uniquely positioned to tailor policies to suit your business needs. The cornerstone of the company is the belief that they are here to protect.

Aoife Carrigy, Chairperson of the Irish Food Writers Guild and Foodie Destinations Judge said: “The Foodie Destinations Award is an important testament to just how far Ireland has come in developing an authentic, unique and sustainable food culture. It is also a timely recognition of the dedicated graft of so many far-sighted local communities in order to claim their place in that developing food culture, and make it their own for the generations to come”.

Applications will be accepted from 12 noon on Thursday 15th of June and the deadline is 12 noon Thursday 13th of July


All final applications must be submitted through an online form.  To download a template of the form please visit
Any supplemental materials provided with an application should be in digital format only (dropbox folder, email attachment etc.)