John McKenna has written about Ireland's food culture for almost
thirty years, and has won many national and international awards
for his work, including the Andre Simon Special Award. He is the
curator of the annual 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland, published
since 1992. The Wall Street Journal described him as "Ireland's
most authoritative food writer".
Sally McKenna is a photographer, cookery editor, film-maker and the publisher of the McKennas' Guides, working from her office in West Cork.
"This guide certainly has all the best places to visit in Ireland! I love that it also includes annual events to look out for over in Ireland and of course where all the good wine bars are." - NetGalley reviewer
"A fantastic travel guide written by two experts in the area, John and Sally McKenna, this is truly the authoritative guide to Ireland. Filled with juicy tidbits on where to go, what to do, and what you should definitely see when visiting the Emerald Isle." - NetGalley reviewer
"A very good guide to Ireland full of interesting and unusual advice. Strongly recommended to people who want to travel to Ireland because it's really helpful." - NetGalley reviewer
"Ireland the Best falls at the top of all the travel information books I have ever used." -NetGalley reviewer
"Excellent guide to Ireland, comprehensive, well-laid out, authoritative, up-to-date. What more could you want?" - NetGalley reviewer
"Ireland dreaming? I am and plan to visit the Emerald Isle for the first time in the next couple years. This travel guide is both whetting my appetite and giving me the practical resources for planning." - NetGalley reviewer
"'m a quarter Irish, so eagerly lapped up John and Sally McKenna's "Ireland the Best: The Insider's Guide to Ireland." So glad I did! Now I know exactly where to visit in the Emerald Isle for food, drink and hospitality at the best price, based on their 30 years' experience and impeccable recommendations. Slainte!" - NetGalley reviewer
"What a wonderfully comprehensive guide for touring Ireland! Having traveled there for two vacations I can say that this is THE guide to take along if you are planning a trip." - NetGalley reviewer