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Best scones and rasher sandwich along our route?

Traveling by car. Shannon-Akaheera-Kinsale-Kenmare-Burren area via Tarbert/Killimer ferry, and back to SNN. Please provide us your input on this most important topic. Thanks!

Posted by
996 posts

Wrong country for scones. Best place for scones is Penzance in Cornwall, England.

In Ireland it's a bacon buttie not a rasher sandwich. Any chippie near a taxi rank will have great bacon butties.

Posted by
218 posts

Sorry AussieNomad you've got your terminology mixed up there, it's very much a rasher sandwich in Ireland and a bacon buttie in England. Unfortunately can't think of anywhere particularly noted for selling them though, usually make my own at home :)

Posted by
66 posts

We had phenomenal scones in Derry, was hoping maybe they spilled into the Republic somewhere along our travels.
FFS, if you live along the route and make a mean rasher, maybe I could stop by. :)

Posted by
1994 posts

Look out for soda bread instead. (It is a very similar recipe to scones being made with bicarbonate of soda as a raising agent rather than yeast and butter milk to mix.) It is available in all bakers and supermarkets. The fruit variety is particularly good!

Posted by
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Removed original comment; Nigel ( thank you) solved the 'mystery'; I will use a nasty cold and clogged sinuses for my not seeing the obvious.

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questioning the meaning of FFS - look back 3 posts, 2nd post in this thread

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Not really a novelty in USA, just was never a fan until I had this one in Derry. It was awesome. The shop that served it is just inside Bishops Gate on the left, Java I think, if ever there.

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The best scones we had were at a petrol station for a euro each. They looked and tasted like someone made them at home and brought them in to sell.
I can't remember where, but whenever you stop for gas, take a peek.