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Where to Find a Good Breakfast in Ireland

If you've been to an Irish B&B or any other form of accommodation in Ireland, the traditional Irish breakfast is an important part of that experience.

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a plate of beans, sausage, bacon and egg where to find the best breakfast in Ireland
Where to find a good breakfast in Ireland has a lot to do with the kind of breakfast being served up, like this “full Irish,” a staple at most Irish hotels and B&Bs. Photo: Getty Images.

And while many establishments serve up a breakfast that's worth talking about, only a few will get a national award.

During the fall of 2021, the Georgina Campbell Awards were announced and they included nods to Ireland's best hotels, restaurants, chefs, pubs, and more.

The competition is the longest-running hospitality awards contest in Ireland and is among the industry's most coveted.
Photo: sergign

The Irish Breakfast Award was among the 29 awards given to people and businesses across the country.

The winners included The Mariner Hotel in Westport, Co. Mayo, Wild Honey Inn located in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, and Bervie, a B&B in Achill, also in Co. Mayo.

Here is a look at the winners:

The Mariner Hotel

The owners of Westport’s newest boutique hotel say they use “the finest & freshest, local & Irish ingredients in all of our food and our breakfast is no exception.”

Campbell's guide describes it as a “well-priced base to explore the area and is within walking distance of all the town's attractions.”

a hotel living room where to find the best breakfast in Ireland
Where to find a good breakfast in Ireland? Try the contemporary-styled Mariner Hotel in Westport. Photo: The Mariner Hotel Facebook.

The hotel includes a popular bar and restaurant called Bistro@The Mariner, where you'll get that fantastic breakfast!

You don't have to be a hotel guest to avail of the meals at the Bistro, however.

A number of local producers, including Kelly's of Newport, provide the restaurant with the wholesome ingredients that go into each and every dish.

Prices start at $103/€88 per night.

Read More: The Best in Irish Food: Traveling through Mayo and Galway
Westport, Co. Mayo, one of Ireland's 5 heritage towns, is also a popular tourist destination. Photo: Derek Cullen, Failte Ireland.

Why not take an award-winning walking tour or even a food tour of the town while you’re there? Check out the Westport Walking Tours Facebook page for more details.

And when you’re in Mayo, don’t forget to check out these other attractions as well.

The Top Things to Do Around Westport

Wild Honey Inn

The Wild Honey Inn is located in a 19th-century inn on the edge of the famous Burren region of County Clare.

It is Ireland’s only Michelin-starred pub and the perfect place to stay if you're touring this part of the country.

a hotel where to find the best breakfast in Ireland
Photo courtesy of Wild Honey Inn Facebook.

Expect to get seasonal dishes using local, organic ingredients cooked by the owner and head chef Aidan McGrath. That, of course, also includes breakfast.

Several rooms are available on the ground floor located next to the garden. Prices are a bit more expensive than other B&Bs in the area.

The average B&B rate is between €170 and €250 per night.


This delightful beachside B&B was once a coast guard station. Today, it is a popular stop for many visitors exploring Achill and the Wild Atlantic Way.
The beautiful Keem Bay in Achill is within easy access of the Bervie B&B. Photo: Tourism Ireland.

The award-winning breakfast is cooked by owner John Barrett and served up in a large dining room that also includes a conservatory where you’ll get views of Keem Bay.

While meals are primarily for residents, non-residents are always welcome to avail of the B&B’s afternoon tea or dinner if there’s room.

The average B&B cost at Bervie starts at an affordable €55 per night.

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Some of the other winners of the 2021 Georgina Campbell Awards include the following:


Park Hotel, Kenmare, Co. Kerry


Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen, Dublin


The Olde Glen, Carrigart, Co Donegal
The exterior of Enniscoe House. Photo: Kay Atherton, Wikimedia Commons.


Enniscoe House, Ballina, Co. Mayo


Castlewood House, Dingle, Co Kerry


Hazelwood Lodge, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare
The Treehouse restaurant at Fitzgeralds Woodland Hotel & Spa in Adare, Co. Limerick. Photo: Courtesy Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel & Spa
for Tourism Ireland.


Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, Adare, Co Limerick


The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Co Galway

If you're still looking for more options on where to find a good breakfast in Ireland, take a look at the 2020 winners.

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