Kerry Food Tours

Business Overview

Karen Coakley is a food blogger, TV cook, and owner of Kerry Food Tours. She is from Bantry, West Cork, and currently lives in Kenmare, Co. Kerry with her family. Karen is passionate about home cooking, local produce, and the South Kerry and West Cork areas.

Our Kerry Food Tours of Kenmare and Killarney are born out of a passion for local produce, the area we live, the people behind the food and the stories to be told.
On each Tour you will scratch beneath the surface and discover the stories behind the food and how the rich landscape in where we live draws people from all corners of the world and this combines with the local influence to give the rich and varied food scene that we have.

Overview of activities/experiences/services offered

Kenmare Foodie Tour:
Stroll through the streets of Kenmare under the expert guidance of one of our guides while absorbing the lively atmosphere of this bustling scenic town. Enjoy meeting food artisans and tasting produce including beer, cheese, bread, charcuterie and much more that can only be found locally.
During this unique and authentic experience you will meet a mix of people from all over the world who have settled in Kenmare and brought their own individual food influences to this remote and spectacular corner of Europe. Learn the skills of bread making through a hands on french baguette baking experience and create laughter-filled, long lasting memories through the combined experience of Karen and Kenmare.

Killarney Food Tours:
Step away from the many Tourists who flock to Killarney for its natural unrivalled beauty and discover its burgeoning Food Scene. On this tour you will meet the locals and the people behind the food while delving deeper into the History of Killarney and tasting some wonderful local produce.
Killarney is undoubtedly Ireland’s premier Tourist Destination and is well known for it’s jaw dropping scenery and the serenity of The National Park but it also has a thriving local Food scene with fascinating stories to be told.

Corporate/Group Tours of The Beara Penninsula

Our Corporate and Group Tours are great fun and the perfect way to reward your staff. Relax after a day attending a conference or celebrate a special occasion with family and friends.

We can cater for large and small groups on a range of Tours from Food Tours by bus to Restaurant Tours (Max 15) to our regular Kenmare and Killarney walking Tours (smaller groups). We can also take you to The Beara Peninsula to enjoy our Bite of Beara Food Tour or work with you to put together a Food Tour to suit you.
A Bite of Beara Food Tour Explore the untamed beauty of the Beara Peninsula and discover the award-winning food producers along the way.

You’ll travel to their farms from an Organic Veg grower to a Rare Breed Cattle Farmer to a Mussel Farmer. You’ll learn about their trades, see what they do and learn about sustainability and the local restaurants they supply.


  • Bespoke experiences
  • Group activities
  • Guided tours
  • Itinerary and program planning
  • Partner programs
  • Other

 Other Services Offered

I can put together bespoke Tours for large groups and also offer Hikes & Bites where we go for a hike with some incredible scenery and then have food after.

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