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This Is Where To Get The Best Fry-Up Breakfast In Every County In Ireland

By Alana Laverty

May 19, 2017 at 8:58pm


First we brought you the best coffee in every county in Ireland – but now, we're upping the ante. Big-time.

Hangovers can happen at any time, anywhere. And there is there any cure sweeter than a big, heart-stopping-artery-clogging FRY?

Deep breaths now, you're in good hands. Go forth, hit the road, and embrace that indigestion.

Antrim – Maggie May's, Belfast

Their brekkies have cured millions of headachey students over the years, and shall continue to do so for many years to come.

Maggie, we salute you.

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Does that look unreal or does that look unreal. 

Armagh – Embers, Armagh Town 

This fry looks like a hug from yer mammy on a plate and could genuinely bring a tear to our eyes. 

Just LOOK at the dome of scrambled egg – beaut. 

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Carlow – Tougher's, Carlow Town

This is about as doirtyyyy as it gets. Bit of a trek out to but well worth it when that grease is pumping through your veins giving you the will to live through your hangover.

Satisfaction never tasted so good. 

Cavan – MacNean House, Blacklion

The creme de la creme of Co Cavan, and the pride and joy of chef Neven Maguire. 

Imagine your fave fry... okay? But now imagine it in a croissant. Neven, you genius.

Has to be tried to be believed, but some have dubbed this a gift from the gods. 

Clare – Joe's Cafe, Lahinch

A little more on the fancy shmancy side of things, this fry-up consists of portobello 'shrooms, bacon, puddin' and poached eggs on a bagel with relish! 

Absolutely superb after hitting some gnarly waves down on the beach. Straight out of a Denny ad, really.

Cork – An Chistin Beag, Skibbereen

Located in the centre of Skibbereen town, joint serves the best bacon in all the county – so good, in fact, that we're going to forgive the flagrant grammatical error in their name.

The only thing that beats a trip to Skib, is a trip to Skib for the fry up. YUUUSSSS.

Donegal – Maddens Bridge Bar, Bundoran

Let's face it: there could only be one winner in this county, really.

Renowned for its seafood, but undersung for its delicious brekkie menu, the Big Bridge Breakfast is all you'll ever need after a morning out on the waves. Stunning.


Derry – Cafe Soul, Shipquay Place

These guys offer a major T.G.I.FRYday fry on a Friday.

Try saying that five times fast.

A bizarre little spot but with seriously bangin' tunes and one of the most decent fry-ups in the city. Sure ya can't bate that. 

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Down – Adele's, Bangor 

This little caf serves up an impressive fry for just £6.10 that they say is "only for the brave". 

That sounds like a challenge to me. 

Dublin – Gerry's, Montague Street

This article isn't about choosing the best overall fry in the country, but if it was, Gerry's would be a serious contender for the title.

Amidst a street full of notions and a city full of complications, Gerry knows how to thrive on simplicity – and he nails brekkie, albeit grilled rather than fried, with the precision and the panache of a million Irish mammies. 

You need to check this place out in the near future. 

READ: This Is Quite Simply The Best 'Feed' In Dublin

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Fermanagh – The Jolly Sandwich, Enniskillen

Breakfast at The Jolly Sandwich is a very special thing. Eggs done to perfection, gorge roasted tomatoes and really tasty relish.

A satisfyingly solid fry. 10/10.

Galway – Studio GastroLounge, Eglinton Street

Oh hello hometown, I see you have yet another UNREAL breakfast spot. 

Knocking it out of the park, Galway, as per. 

Studio Gastro are offering the fry to end the world: four sausages, four white and four black pudding, four eggs, a bowl of beans, four pieces of bacon, mushrooms, four hash browns and a whole basket of toast. 

It's only €14.95 for the lot but if you can finish it within 20 minutes it's FREE.

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Kerry – Kirby's Brogue Inn, Tralee

Greased to perfection, this fry is one of the finest around. Complete with warm buttered brown bread and the cup o' tae – perf. 

Perch yourself for the afternoon in this typical Irish eatin' house. 

Kildare – Jolly, Naas

€10 for a very generous serving of sausage, rasher, egg, puddin', mushrooms, tea and toast fix in a seriously cool spot. 

That'll hit the spot perfectly, thank you. 

Kilkenny – The Fig Tree, High Street

Straight up, no bullshit here.

Their breakfast is served ALL DAY, so hang around in bed until you're ready to face the big, bad world – then calm your rattled soul in the safe surroundings of The Fig Tree.

Try their hash browns and thank us later. 

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Laois – Treacy's, Portalaoise

It's not called 'Treacy's Famous Full Irish' for nothin'.

The fried potatoes in this adorable thatch cottage are legit and the whole thing, including tae, costs a mere €7.50. 

Leitrim – Mi Casa, Drumshambo

This cute family-run restaurant and B&B serves a whopper of a fry up. 

You will be absolutely shtuffed and happier for it. 

Limerick – John Street Breakfast House, John Street

Having wanted to try their fry for an age, I finally got the opportunity in January and was not disappointed.

Hands down the best scrambled eggs I've ever had; and just as well, because there was some feckin' amount of them too. 

€6.99 for one of the biggest, and best, frys I've ever had. Happy out. 

Longford – Barney's, Longford Town

The fry in Barney's is a work of art, perfectly balanced and equally proportioned. Just gorge. 

Add it to your list lads.

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Louth – Bia, Drogheda

If you've had a fry in Bia you know just how superb it is. And it is now your duty to spread that message unto the entire world.

Mayo – Araby Coffee House, Claremorris

Araby serve an uncontested fry known locally as 'The Full Monty'. If you're feeling a bit weak they also offer a 'Half Monty' so you can still get your fry fix.

A really cute little spot with some excellent coffee and lovely staff. 

Meath – Pimientos Cafe, Navan

A proper, old-school greasy spoon mixed with phenomenal Italian food. Yum. 

Delish grub and remarkably good value. Can't find fault with that. 

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Monaghan – Missy A's, Market Street

As fry-ups go Missy A's is one of the most fried we've tried – but since when is that a bad thing?

The cure of all cures. Yes.

Apparently they do the finest cuppa in all of Monaghan too... though that's a controversial statement. 

Offaly – The Townhouse, Tullamore

Hello, gorgeous.

Christ that is one good looking fry; those rashers are just GLOWING.

Mushrooms are always a subject for debate when it comes to fry-ups but these ones are tasty AF.

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Roscommon – Gleeson's Townhouse, Roscommon Town

Let your tastebuds revel in one heck of a fry up in this idyllic spot.

Sure make a night of it and add a bed to that breakfast. 

Sligo – Shells Cafe, Strandhill

If I could start every day, and ease every hangover, in Shells I would. 

Nothing beats that view. Strandhill, I'll be back.

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(You've gotta admire them for throwing some greens on top in an attempt to make it look healthy.)

Tipperary – The Pantry, Nenagh

They call their full Irish 'The Works', and it's all that and more. Ahhhh. 

All you need and more when you stumble out of the bed and find you've ended up in Nenagh.

Tyrone – Eddie's, Greencastle, Omagh

Coming in at £4.99 for a MASSIVE fry including the beloved potato bread/farl. 

Potatoes are a vegetable, and with that tomato it's basically two of your five-a-day. Hurrah.

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Waterford – The Granary, Hanover Street

Really, really decent fry here. Sit outside and pretend you're on holidays while munchin' on your full Irish.

Wash it down with a desert and coffee sure what's a few more calories on top of the fry?

The Granary is a must visit in Waterford so make sure to check them out.

Westmeath – Belly, Mullingar

Whether you're hangin' after last night's sesh in Bed or you're just hankering for some bacon let the lads in Belly sort you out.

Praise the Lord.


Wexford – Monart, Enniscorthy

Probably the fanciest on our list, but without a doubt one of the tastiest damn fry-ups we've ever eaten. 

You're always in for a treat when it comes to five-star hotels, and Monart is no exception. And that view. Dayum.

They refer to their full Irish as 'The Gallop' and their smaller one as 'The Canter', pretty cute no?


Wicklow – Bunters, Newtownmountkennedy

Bunters has been hailed the best place to cure your hangover in all of Wicklow AND is the embodiment of your typical fry house. 

Check it out. 

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