Hi there! I'm a NYC chowhound who's visiting your fair land in a few month's time. In Dublin and Galway, we'll mostly be dining with friends and family, but we're looking for good places to go near Giant's Causeway and esp. in between stops.
So many of the good discussions I've found on this board centre on southern Ireland, which unfortunately, we're not going to be able to visit this time around. Can you tell me about the more northern areas like Tuam, Sligo, Donnegal?
Restaurants are great, but so are regularly scheduled markets, pubs, stands, etc... Everything from the lowest of the lowbrow on up would be welcome.
Among other things, we'll be eating a lot of fresh-caught fish, I hope. Are there any particularly noteworthy places to find it? Any Irish equivalents to the fish markets serving up fresh sashimi or fish tacos right where the catch comes in, in other parts of the world?
What about good Polish / Hungarian / eastern European / African / Chinese fare?
Many, many thanks for any and all recommendations!