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11 delicious Irish comfort foods that hit the spot, every time

We’ll take the lot, thanks.

SO YOU’VE HAD a bad day. You’re hungover, you’re tired, it’s raining, and you just give up. Who can you turn to? Food. Always food.

Here are 11 Irish comfort foods that you can always rely on.

1. Your mam’s stew

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Significantly better than anything you could purchase or make yourself.

2. Toast with real butter

Served with a cup of tea. Simple, but so, so good.

3. Coddle

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A Dublin classic that’s not pretty, but heartwarming to boot.

4. A filthy 3-in-1

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The cure for pretty much everything – hangovers, broken hearts, 4am post-night out hunger pangs, the lot.

5. Runny boiled eggs and toast soldiers

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For when you want to feel like a child again.

6. Shepherd’s pie

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See that? LAYERS of comfort.

7. Your mam’s Sunday roast

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Chicken or beef, roast spuds, stuffing, carrots, gravy… Sorry, we got distracted there.

8. A sossy sambo

A slice of fresh bread, ketchup, two sausages. Fold over the bread. Bliss.

9. Basically, anything wrapped in bread

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Chips. Rashers. Put it in a sandwich and be healed.

10. Fish and chips from the chipper

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Don’t you dare skimp on the salt and vinegar.

11. A good carvery

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The true definition of a ‘feed’. Pile your plate high and don’t be ashamed.

What’s your favourite Irish comfort food? Tell us in the comments.

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