Best season to travel to Ireland

Time for Colcannon

Prepare your appetite for Ireland's tastiest traditional dish!

Best time: September–March

Time for Colcannon

Break your trip across the island and drop in to taste one of the most delicious samples of Ireland's cuisine. The ingredients of the dish aren't very rare or exquisite (except kale, which is in season now) ​though the way they are merged makes an unbelievable combination of tastes. Although there are many variations of the dish, the main components remain unchangeable: mashed potatoes, kale, leeks, butter and onions. Traditionally, the dish is served for the Halloween when you can buy it in each and every cafe. One more attribute of the old Gaelic tradition is a ring and thimble hidden in the green-flecked dish.

Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin