Meet The Guides




Eveleen Coyle

Founder and lead guide Eveleen Coyle was born and raised in Dublin, she lives in the city and is an experienced family cook and cookbook author. Eveleen devises and plans the Trails along with the great FFT guides and keeps abreast of all the new and exciting food developments in her native city.

Pamela Coyle

Pamela Coyle

Pamela Coyle is another native Dubliner with a keen interest in food all her life. As well as guiding, she is studying food production in DIT. She brings her expertise, knowledge and fun to our Dublin Tasting Trails.

Roisin Fallon

Róisín Fallon

Róisín Fallon’s curiosity about and passion for good food goes back to her childhood, her whole family were involved in the food industry. Róisín has worked as an advisor on many food projects, Fallon & Byrne in Exchequer Street in Dublin and of course, on the Dublin Tasting Trail.

Chris Binchy

Chris Binchy

Novelist Chris Binchy is a fully trained chef and was restaurant critic for The Sunday Tribune. Chris is published by Harper Collins and when not leading our Tasting Trails he spends his days working on his next book.





Aoife Carrigy

Born-and-bred Dubliner and dedicated lover of great food, Aoife worked front-of-house in some of the city’s best restaurants from her late teens to early thirties. Today she works as a freelance writer and editor specialising in food, wine and travel, as well as delivering lectures in journalism, workshops in food writing and of course food tours with our Dublin Tasting Trails. Aoife is the incoming Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, general editor of a series of cookbooks from the Irish Countrywomen’s Association and a periodic blogger at holymackerel.ie.


Aoife McElwain

Aoife McElwain is a food writer and eating enthusiast. Passionate about Irish produce, she loves exploring the stories behind the food. She writes about food for Totally Dublin, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times, and makes videos and writes recipes on her website www.forkful.tv. Find her on twitter and instagram @aoifeforkful.

Catherine Allen

Dubliner, Catherine Allen, a Ballymaloe-trained chef and food blogger is one of our Fabulous Food Trail guides. Following a number of years in the finance industry, she decided to follow her passion and is now pursuing a career in the culinary world – she hasn’t looked back! Find her on instagram @catherina_allen or on here.


Ross Golden Bannon

Ross Golden Bannon

Ross Golden Bannon brings all his fantastic knowledge to our food walks. Restaurant critic for The Sunday Business Post, Editor of Feast (with Donal Skehan) and recently project managed Ross Lewis’s wonderful book Chapter One: An Irish Food Story. He is founder with Robert Lee Mulcahy of The Guerilla Gourmet Club – a gathering of great artisans.


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Deirdre McQuillan

Deirdre McQuillan Fashion Editor of The Irish Times, an award-winning travel writer, free lance feature writer and author of a number of cookbooks. Deirdre leads and advises on our Food & Fashion walks as well as guiding our regular Trails.

Lorna Brown

Dubliner Lorna Brown is a freelance journalist and copywriter.  She worked in London  during her twenties and returned to her home town and settled in Temple Bar. Food, fashion and art are her passions, and according to Lorna, Dublin is Europe’s best kept secret! Follow her blog www.ilovesaturay.ie

And the Cork arm:


Alice Coyle

Alice comes from another foodie part of the Coyle family. Recently graduated from UCC with a degree in architecture she knows every nook and cranny of the Munster capital and where the best, often hidden food spots. Alice creates the most beautiful food maps – The Cork Food Mapping Project. See her work on WWW.alicecoyle.com




Joleen Cronin

Joleen grew up in her family pub and restaurant Cronin’s of Crosshaven and is no stranger to the Cork food scene. She is a gifted freelance photographer with a keen interest in food and hospitality and is the author of the best selling photographic travel book Coast of Cork.  Aside from food, Joleen’s speciality topic is red hair! She is the founder and event organiser of the Irish Redhead Convention, and annual whacky festival celebrating ginger loving madness.

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