A bowl filled with colcannon - mashed potatoes topped with kale, cabbage, onions and bacon.

Colcannon

There are countless versions of this classic. We’re partial to this recipe which gilds the potatoes and cabbage with kale and bacon and beer.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
A small skillet of corned beef hash with a soft fried eggs on top

Corned Beef Hash

David comes to understand that for some, corned beef hash is about far more than mere sustenance or ridding the fridge of leftovers. Far, far more.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 51
An unsliced loaf of brown soda bread with a knife resting beside it

Brown Soda Bread

We guarantee you’re going to feel Irish when you sit down and savor a slice of this brown soda bread. Consider it a borrowed Irish birthright.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
A copper pot filled with beef pot pie with Guinness, topped with puff pastry on a towel on a cooking rack with a bottle behind it.

Beef Pot Pie with Guinness

Essentially Irish stew with some lovely store-bought puff pastry plopped on top. Easy peasy. And almost elegant.

  • (9)
  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 44
A partially sliced homemade pastrami on a wooden board.

Homemade Pastrami

Pastrami. We consider it the other corned beef. We also consider it darn easy to make it yourself.

  • (9)
  • 45 M
  • 5 D, 7 H
  • 87
A parfait glass filled with raspberry fool on a decorative glass plate with a silver spoon and two heart-shaped cookies.

Raspberry Fool

We’ve no idea where this name came from, as there’s nothing foolish about conjuring a conversation-stopping dessert from just three ingredients. Nothing foolish at all.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Black Velvet

Black Velvet Cocktail

There’s a reason this effervescent mingling of stout and Champagne contains the word “velvet. It’s sooooo smooth and subtly sophisticated. Sip for yourself.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 8
Spotted Dog

Spotted Dog

Basic Irish soda bread gets blinged up with raisins. It’s at its loveliest when served warm from the oven and slathered indecently with Irish butter.

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  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 4