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So my husband is a big fan of Jameson but I LOVE ciders. Are there any cidery tours in either Dublin or Galway or anywhere in Ireland for that matter that I might be able to take? Also, will I be able to get cider in most any pub?


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Bulmers Irish Cider is available in bottles in every Irish pub and on draught in most pubs. It's called Magners in Nothern Ireland.

Kopparberg Swedish cider is also very trendy and available everywhere.

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But if you are a 'real' cider drinker you will be terribly disappointed. Bulmers is mass produced fizz and Kopparberg Swedish cider should be done under the trade descriptions act...

For REAL cider you need to come to England - Devon, Cornwall and the Welsh Borders.

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"For REAL cider you need to come to England - Devon, Cornwall and the Welsh Borders."

There are also some pretty good ciders in Normandy and Brittany.

Our 18 year old loves Bulmers, in moderation. Cidona is made by the same company and is a lovely non-alcoholic cider/apple flavoured drink.

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Bulmers cider is made in an industrial setting in Clonmel, County Tipperary and as far as we know the plant does not offer any tours. To our knowledge there's no real artisan cider production as such in Ireland so none of the kinds of tours you can find in places such as Somerset in England and Normandy in France where cider production is not just in the hands of large drinks companies. No problems getting cider in bottles or on draught in the vast majority of pubs. It tends to be the drink of choice of young drinkers and is also popular with locals in the summer months (in fact, the very poor weather in the summers of 2008 and 2009 in both Ireland and the UK almost put Bulmers/Magners out of business!).

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For an absolute sublime artisan Irish Cider try to source a bottle of the wonderful Award Winning Double L Irish Cider made with love and care by David Llewellyn in Lusk in North County Dublin. You will never have tasted anything like it before. We were gifted a case of it 2 years ago, and there is always a bottle chilling in our fridge ever since. It's hard enough to source and wont be available in pubs - but worth trying to check out and find a bottle

If your trip/itinerary coincides - David is giving a one-day cider making course in Sonairte, the National Ecology Centre in Laytown (on the east coast of Co Meath) on 24th September - learn how to make your own - better than any tour ;-)



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Try looking up 'Double L' Real Cider, just outside Dublin - Their website is www.fruitandvine.com, and I reckon they make the best real cider in Ireland!

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The best cider you will ever get is Adams Apple... blow the effin head off ya.

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Ryano: Do you have to be from Effin for cider to have such an effect?


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Be sure to try the Pear Bulmers - so good!

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