Irish Stew 

Irish stew is a classic and hearty dish and is regarded as Ireland’s national dish. Originally made with lamb or mutton, potatoes, onions, and carrots, the rustic stew is simmered slowly to perfection, resulting in tender, flavorful meat and vegetables.


It was popular during the 1800s when cheap cuts of meat were used and needed longer to cook. It has now developed to include different meats, vegetables and even Guinness or barley.

The rich broth, infused with herbs and spices, brings out the natural goodness of the ingredients. This makes it a comforting and soul-warming meal, especially during chilly Irish weather.

Irish Stew card from Exploring Ireland game

Irish stew can usually be found in most Irish pubs. We’d like to recommend, however, a visit to “The Brazen Head” in Dublin for a special experience. As Dublin’s oldest pub it dates back to 1198. It offers a genuine and historical atmosphere that perfectly complements the authentic taste of their Irish stew.

Served piping hot and accompanied by freshly baked soda bread, dining at The Brazen Head immerses you in the heart of Irish traditions and flavors, creating an unforgettable culinary experience.