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Welcome to Kenmare Foodie

by Karen Coakley

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Experience our Kerry Food Tours

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Explore Karen’s delicious recipes

Family Friendly Meals, Light Bites and Breakfast and Brunch.

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Karen Coakley is a food blogger, TV cook, and owner of Kenmare Foodie Tours. She is from Bantry, West Cork, and currently lives in Kenmare, Co. Kerry with her family. Karen is passionate about home cooking, local produce, and the South Kerry and West Cork areas.

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Meet Karen

Karen started her Food Blog back in 2013 when she was a stay at home Mom to find a way to share her obsession with food, her love of her locality and little snippets of life as her four boys grew up. In 2018 she started her Kenmare Foodie Tours and finally took the ultimate step in coming out of her Kitchen and starting a little business which she has nurtured very carefully and in 2023 launched her second lot of Food Tours in Killarney. Karen also cooks regularly on TV, features in the media and often on Radio.

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Kerry Food Tours

Our Kerry Food Tours of Kenmare and Killarney are born out of a passion for local produce, the area we live, the people behind the food and the stories to be told.

On each Tour you will scratch beneath the surface and discover the stories behind the food and how the rich landscape in where we live draws people from all corners of the world and this combines with the local influence to give the rich and varied food scene that we have.



Karen’s Popular Recipes

Welcome to my Recipe section. Here you will find all you need to keep your family happy around the dinner table with fuss free, easy to cook family friendly recipes


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    Chicken Chassuer

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    Papadrelle with a Smoked Pancetta and Creamy Tomato Sauce

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    Light Bites

    Pork Sausage Rolls with Apple, Sage and Dijon Mustard


Cook with Karen

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to family meal times? Would love some help with the basics like cooking techniques, what to do with leftovers and how to use up store cupboard ingredients?

Why not come on one of my 4 week Online Cookery Courses. These run via What’s App so you can be online at a time that suits you. You get 4 weekly meal plans, daily check in with Karen, a group of like minded people to learn and share with. 

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Karen in the Media

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