The Restaurants Association of Ireland has announced the top 10 finalists in the Foodie Destinations competition 2016.
The top 10 this year includes the Boyne Valley, Cong in Co Mayo, Derry, Monaghan, Sligo, Kilkenny, Dublin Coastal Village (Skerries, Howth and Malahide), Loop Head Peninsula and The Burren.
The Foodie Destinations competition, previously known as Foodie Towns, is looking for Ireland's leading ‘food destination 2016’, with the aim of celebrating Ireland's unique and wonderful food offerings and to encourage local food tourism initiatives.
Now, the 10 finalists will receive a pre-arranged visit by a pair of independent assessors in the coming weeks. This assessment will be combined with a national public voting campaign where the public can choose their winning foodie destination.