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.

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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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