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Is It Hard To Eat Gluten Free In Ireland?

The good news: Ireland has lots of gluten-free options.

If you are suffering from coeliac disease or wheat intolerance, you'll find gluten-free alternatives in supermarkets and restaurants.

Allergens on Menus

By law, all hotel, restaurant, cafe and food truck menus in Ireland must list potential allergens.

That means that gluten, wheat and other allergens (such as peanuts and shellfish) are labelled when they have been used in a recipe.

There are 14 allergens that must be declared by law, including the following:

  • 🌾 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'

Find out more travel to Ireland with special dietary requirements

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.

Gluten Free Menu In Dublin

While it's illegal in Ireland not to display allergens on restaurant menus, some Irish food establishments have gone even further.

Check out the gluten-free menu at the Millstone Restaurant in Dublin with a plethora of delicious Gluten-Free options.

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