About Great Food Ireland

Meet our Editor

About Fiona O’Sullivan

Hi there! I’m Fiona O’Sullivan, the passionate editor of Great Food Ireland. Our blog is dedicated to celebrating traditional Irish cuisine and culinary heritage. With a rich background in food writing and a deep love for Ireland’s gastronomic culture, I bring a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to my role.

From a young age, I was immersed in the world of Irish cooking. Growing up in a family where the kitchen was the heart of the home, I learned the secrets of authentic recipes passed down through generations. My relatives, who hailed from a time when everything was made from scratch, instilled in me a profound appreciation for fresh, locally sourced ingredients and the joy of sharing a home-cooked meal.

At Great Food Ireland, we believe that everyone should have access to nutritious, delicious food, regardless of their budget. Our mission is to make traditional Irish recipes accessible to all, providing step-by-step guides and cooking tips to help you recreate these timeless dishes in your own kitchen. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner, you’ll find a wealth of inspiration on our site.

During the challenging times of the global pandemic, I realized the importance of what we put into our bodies. As we navigated lockdowns and the addition of a new family member, our focus shifted to sourcing and preparing wholesome, nourishing meals. This journey reinforced my commitment to promoting the rich culinary heritage of Ireland and sharing it with a broader audience.

About Great Food Ireland

Great Food Ireland is part of Barnard Media, an independent media company based on the North Coast of Ireland. Our portfolio primarily focuses on sites within the travel, tourism, and leisure industries. We launched Great Food Ireland because we passionately believe that the incredible food produced locally in Ireland should be available to everyone, and it doesn’t have to be expensive.

You only need a few simple ingredients like Glens of Antrim potatoes, Chestnutt Farms milk, and a garlic clove from Drummond House to make a delicious dauphinoise. The only difference between someone who can’t make it and someone who can is a good recipe, a few simple cooking techniques, and a bit of practice. At Great Food Ireland, we work on the principle that with just 25-50 recipes in your repertoire, you can eat very well.

Our website is a treasure trove of authentic recipes, culinary stories, and practical cooking tips. We hope you find your collection of favorite recipes here and that our content inspires you to explore the rich culinary traditions of Ireland.

Our Editorial Standards and Ethics

At Great Food Ireland, we adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards. We don’t charge for editorial content and do not accept paid content on editorial pages. Any advertising or promotional content is clearly marked, ensuring our readers understand it is paid content.

If we recommend a product, it’s usually because we bought it with our own money, liked it, and wanted to share it with you. We often receive sample items for review, but we treat these the same as if we had purchased them ourselves, rigorously testing them to ensure they meet our standards.

We do not include commercial paid links on editorial pages. Any links you see to third parties are for your benefit so you can explore the items we discuss. These links may contain affiliate links, from which we receive a small payment if you make a purchase. This helps us maintain our independence.

Advertising on Great Food Ireland

We accept advertising on Great Food Ireland because it supports the content our readers enjoy. However, we only accept ads that align with our food ethics. We don’t run ads for unhealthy foods or drinks targeted at children and reserve the right to reject any advertising at any time.

Our goal is to offer local businesses the opportunity to reach targeted markets at an affordable rate. We support contextual and non-contextual links, images, and sponsored posts, provided they adhere to our editorial policy.

To inquire about advertising your product, website, or content on Great Food Ireland, please contact us at info@greatfood.ie. Our rates are flexible and competitive, designed to support both small independent producers and larger enterprises.

We hope you enjoy browsing Great Food Ireland and find the inspiration to create delicious, wholesome meals that celebrate the rich culinary heritage of Ireland.