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Is It Hard To Eat Gluten Free In Ireland?

Past guests tell us that eating gluten-free in Ireland is easily achievable. All menus in Ireland must list allergens by law.

Coeliacs and those with wheat intolerances can find GF options in restaurants, cafes and supermarkets, as well as at hotel breakfasts.

🌾 Gluten & Other Allergens on Menus

By law, all food providers in Ireland must list potential allergens on their menus.

That means that gluten, wheat and other allergens — such as peanuts and shellfish — are labelled when they have been used in a hotel, restaurant, cafe, deli or food truck

There are 14 allergens that must be declared by law

The list includes:

  • 🌾 Cereals containing gluten - wheat (such as spelt and khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats

Note: The cereal name e.g 'wheat', must be declared and highlighted, not 'gluten'

Try These GF Treats...

Trying a bowl of comforting and delicious Irish soup? Ask your server for a slice of gluten-free bread.

Fish and chips are a favourite among all of our guests. Remember to ask if the breaded coating/batter is gluten-free.

Supermarket & Gluten-Free Food Products

Irish supermarkets have clearly-marked Gluten-Free sections.

The Foods of Athenry is a fantastic Irish food brand that encompasses lots of delicious Gluten-Free and low-GI options, including snack bars, mini cookies/brownies and granola. Excellent quality and available nationwide in SuperValu supermarkets.

Look out for Nairn's Gluten-Free Oatcakes (Regular or Super Seeded).


As you may know, breakfasts are included in your Vagabond or Driftwood tour.

In all our hotels, a buffet or a la carte breakfast is the norm. Both include a surprisingly wide variety of foods. Anything from smoked salmon, to eggs, to gluten-free oatmeal may be on offer.

Read our guide to Irish breakfasts

Lunch and Dinner

While on tour with us, you are free to choose a dining venue for your lunches and evening meals.

Sometimes this means a light meal in a cafe, such as soup or an omelette.

At other times, it might be a picnic lunch purchased at a local supermarket, but eaten in a scenic destination.

The nature of some of our remoter destinations means that a wide choice for lunch or dinner is not always possible. Rest assured, quality of food is dear to our hearts, and our accommodation providers have been chosen accordingly.

Years of touring has led us to believe that the Irish reputation for friendliness is well-deserved. Locals will always do their best to help you.

Feel free to get in touch via with any further questions you have about eating gluten-free in Ireland.

Find out more about travel to Ireland with special dietary requirements

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