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This Is Officially The Best Traditional Irish Dish To Ever Exist

By AmyBell

September 21, 2017 at 2:42pm

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Food, glorious food.

Nothing beats a good Irish homemade meal to tuck into every now and again.

While we all do have our favourites when it comes to what we would class as the ultimate Irish dish, we put the super important decision to you, our readers, to vote in our poll.

With close to 2,500 of you taking part, we now have the highly anticipated results.

You have crowned your winner.

The official ultimate and favourite traditional Irish dish is, of course...

An Irish stew.

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Yep, it comes as no surprise that the hearty stew has taken the number one spot. 

Over 34% of our readers voted for stew as the best Irish dish.

An Irish stew has been around since the 1800s and is the ultimate cold winter's day dish. It has meat, potatoes and is the staple dish of all Irish families. Sure we all know that, right?

I don't know about you, but an Irish stew was always something Mammy would whip up at least once a week during the winter as a child.


Following closely behind in second place was...

Bacon and cabbage

This is another classic that you might have gotten served at your Gran's.  

The dish of boiled back bacon, cabbage and potatoes is something that is getting passed down generation to generation.

Over 21% of you voted it as your favourite. 


And taking the 3rd favourite traditional Irish dish spot was...

Irish soda bread

Not really a dinner dish, but nothing beats freshly made soda bread right out of the oven.

It is the best bread to go with a nice cup of soup and fried soda bread is a traditional Irish thing to have.

Over 18% of you voted the beautiful bread as your favourite.

We really want some right now...


Do you agree with an Irish stew taking the number one official best Irish dish spot?

Let us know!

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