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Historic Michelin star goes to Clare’s Wild Honey Inn

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IT’S a big day for firsts here in Clare as the Wild Honey Inn in Lisdoonvarna has become the first pub in Ireland to be awarded a Michelin Star.

Run by Kate Sweeney and head chef Aidan McGrath, the pub is renowned for wholesome food made from local seasonal produce.

Formerly known as Kincora House, the 19th century property was refurbished in 2009 and renamed the Wild Honey Inn.

Morrissey’s Doonbeg

Morrissey’s pub in Doonbeg also picked up a prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand, which recognises restaurants who offer “exceptionally good food at moderate prices”.

Morrissey’s, who were also crowned the Best Gastro Pub in Munster 2017, is currently being run by the fourth generation of the family.

The Wild Honey Inn is among nine other Irish establishments to be awarded a Michelin Star.

The Michelin Guide will be available nationwide from Thursday, October 5.

By Elaine Tubridy

Elaine has been a member of staff with The Clare Echo since its foundation in October 2017. The paper's first Chief Reporter, the Kilrush woman is now working as a sub-editor in our busy newsroom. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare People where she spent nine months as the West Clare correspondent and also covered the 2016 General Election and 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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