Local Connections: Dublin City & Traditional Boxty Tasting with local Chef Padraic O'Gallagher

4 hours | Dublin | DUB-350
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Points of Interest

  • Dublin Castle
Includes snack, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Boxty House
Serving up authentic Irish dishes with a modern twist for over 25 years, Boxty House combines a truly Irish experience of food and service. Padraic O'Gallagher (owner and chef) has transformed traditional recipes into contemporary dishes. Guests have the opportunity to watch the chef create the traditional Irish boxty, a potato pancake, utilizing home-grown produce and seasonal ingredients. During the preparation of the dish, learn the cultural and gastronomic origins of the dish - as much a part of Irish heritage as it is delicious.

Pádraic Óg 'Gallagher originally from County Leitrim, Ireland opened The Boxty House in Dublin in 1989. While he was cooking on yachts in South America he seen how flat bread was cooked, reminding him of eating Leitrim's potato pancake as a child. He researched and refreshed Irish cooking. Giving back to the local community by sponsoring Dublin Urban Farm, on a school roof in Dublin City. He encourages people to grow and celebrate potatoes as a staple in Ireland. He wants to make Dublin and Ireland known for their food, with his twist on cooking traditional food. Recently he organized an 'A Taste of Temple Bar' in Temple bar's Trade Fest, which will now be an annual event in Dublin.

What you will see along the way:
A motorcoach drive takes in the highlights of Dublin and features several treasured landmarks. With a rich and varied history, the city of Dublin offers sights around every corner in its compact city center divided in half by the River Liffey. The Northside is home to O'Connell Street, dating to the 1700s, and The Customs House, completed in 1791. The exuberant Southside includes the bohemian Temple Bar area and boasts Ireland's oldest university, Trinity College, the Government Buildings, Christchurch Cathedral, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the magnificent Dublin Castle.

Photo Opportunities:
Dublin Castle
Built by King John of England in 1230 originally as a defense against the Normans, Dublin Castle has served as the seat of the English government as well as the royal mint and a residence for visiting British leaders. Today, the manicured castle grounds are used primarily for ceremonial purposes.

Snack:
During a 60-minute visit, observe the making of Irish boxty, a potato pancake, whose name evolved from the Irish phrase arán bocht tí, meaning 'poor-house bread.' Then, sample some yourself! Traditional boxty is thought to have originated during the Great Potato Famine as a way to utilize all aspects of the potato. It is made with both grated raw potato and mashed potato which are mixed with buttermilk and flour then fried to a golden brown on a griddle.

Special Notes:

THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE TO PASSENGERS EMBARKING OR DISEMBARKING IN DUBLIN.

Dave Power, the general manager of The Boxty House usually does the demonstrations.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Board your motorcoach fora panoramic tour of Dublin

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:30
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Stop to photograph Dublin Castle and proceed walk to Temple Bar

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:15
Free time at site:
15
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Stop at Boxty House for baking demo and tasting

Time at site:
01:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
12
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Reboard your motorcoach and return to the ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30