Scarce sandwiches of the Emerald Isle
June 1, 2018 5:11 AM   Subscribe

My partner has fond memories of eating delicious ham sandwiches, served with a side of crisps, in the pubs of Ireland, during his student days. Sadly, he says this classic pub staple is increasingly difficult to find! He's about to travel from Australia back to Ireland, and is hoping to partake of some great, old school ham sandwiches while he's over there. Can you suggest any great sandwich-serving pubs in Dublin, or in the Cork City area?
posted by brushtailedphascogale to Travel & Transportation (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I can not suggest any pubs--However--AVOCA has splendid ham and might be more than willing to make in into a sandwich. There may be one close to where you will be (there are 12). While AVOCA is known for attracting tourists it has a solid following of locals for products and food. It is Ireland's oldest continuing operating business. In the 14 years I have been in Ireland, I have yet to meet anyone who does not praise the quality and consistency of the food in their cafes. Here to finding the right sandwich
posted by rmhsinc at 5:24 AM on June 1, 2018 [1 favorite]

There is definitely something magical about ham sandwiches in Ireland. I have very fond memories of my Grandmother making them for me. Seconding the Avoca, the one at Powerscourt is lovely.

I'd also suggest going to a Dunnes/Tesco and buying the ingredients (white pan (Brennans), butter, ham).
posted by Ftsqg at 6:57 AM on June 1, 2018 [2 favorites]

Best answer: My brother in Cork City recommends the Long Valley bar, near the GPO. 10 Winthrop Street. He says they're the best pub sandwiches in town.
posted by OolooKitty at 3:44 PM on June 1, 2018

Response by poster: Thanks all. OolooKitty, Long Valley sounds spot on. Cheers!
posted by brushtailedphascogale at 11:10 PM on June 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

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