Welcome To The Old Butter Roads Food Trails

The Old Butter Roads Food Trails escort visitors through the fertile valleys, the bread basket of County Cork, Ireland. It is here the rich pasture lands provide the most wholesome and delicious dairy, meats, fruits, vegetables and grains in the county.

The co-operative group of family run and owned eateries, producers and activity providers, the backbone of rural Ireland, have come together to promote food and beverages in the Avondhue, Blackwater, Duhallow and Muskerry areas of Munster.

A series of events and celebrations are planned throughout the year with a particular focus on the month of May. This festival, which celebrates excellence in locally produced food and beverages, is now in its’ second year, following the resounding success of the festival, which was launched by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, TD,  in 2017.

A must see for any visitors taking holidays in Ireland or for natives with an interest in locally produced food, The Old Butter Roads Food Trails also organises tours of the route which takes heritage sites, farms, food production, visitor centres and demonstrations. Be sure to check out our news section for all the latest and journey with us through the tastes of Ireland. 


Old Butter Roads Food Trails

A: C/O Square Table, The Square Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland. T:+353(0)87 412 9698 E: info@oldbutterroads.ie

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Developed by the producers, eateries and visitor attractions to celebrate the range of foods grown and produced in Ireland. Originally established in 1748, the trails are still very active today. 



Come and experience the best of Irish food in our participating members’ restaurants, cafés and dining rooms. Try out some of the amazing produce from our members. 



Between our members eateries, attractions and events The Old Butter Roads always has a packed diary. Everything from historical tours to cooking demonstrations are a regular feature.

Locate Our Members

Our Members are located throughout The Old Butter Roads. To Locate them click Here


Old Butter Road Tours

We have teamed up with Activitydays.ie to create a range of tours of The Old Butter Roads. Learn More


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Old Butter Roads Food Trails. A: The View, Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland. T: +353(0)87 317 7865 E: info@oldbutterroads.ie

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