Quick and Cheap Meals in Ireland


While touring, sometimes you just need a quick, inexpensive bite. These days, many Irish grocery stores and petrol (gas) stations offer some tasty pre-made meals on-the-go.

While some places offer deli-style areas where sandwiches or pre-made dishes are served-to-order, many offer a cooler with sandwiches, salads, and beverages… often near the courtesy counter for quick checkout.

Today, I was in the Cashel Tesco and grabbed their €3 deal… a sandwich, drink, and crisps or candy for €3 ($3.88 at today’s exchange rate). As an added bonus, there’s a nice view of The Rock of Cashel from the car park…

The Rock of Cashel... from the Tesco car park today.

The Rock of Cashel… from the Tesco car park.

Author: Corey

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  1. A college staple for me 🙂
    Enjoy your trip. Here’s hoping we some new ITK entries out of it 🙂

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  2. Oh I love those sandwiches. All the “strange” and wonderful fillings, like tuna & corn; prawn in rose marie sauce; egg & watercress; and chicken and stuffing (my favorite!) And the bread is so lovely and tasty…much better than ours. Just love the little corner food shops.

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  3. I often do this too — and sometimes find a small wedge of cheese and some crackers or rolls to have instead of a sandwich and on occasion fruit if it’s inexpensive (apples most likely to be sourced locally or close by in my experience).

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  4. I may have had that exact meal from that exact spot – perfect! What I’m craving today is a good Irish toasted cheese sandwich with a Guinness!

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