6 traditional Easter foods Irish people love

It’s that time of the year again – no burgers and no drink. You’ll survive until Saturday – we promise!

Here are some foods that are traditional in Ireland at this time of the year; from the foods we grew up with to the more modern additions.

1. Hot cross buns
Traditionally eaten on Good Friday, hot cross buns are sweet, mildly spiced raisin buns with a cross on top of them. Delicious with some real butter and jam.

2. Lamb
A significant part of Easter Sunday dinner, not just because lambs are in season but also because apparently the Pope eats it on this day too. 

3. Creme Eggs
They only appear once a year for a certain amount of time so do we take advantage? But, of course. How do you eat yours?

4. Fish
Given that meat is not allowed on Good Friday, many Irish families will enjoy a lovely fish dinner this evening. Unless they’re the rebellious type your granny gossips about.

5. Tea
It may not seem traditional but seeing as you can’t go for a pint or a glass of wine, tea is definitely consumed more on Good Friday.

6. Chocolate
An obvious one but probably the best. Easter eggs are the highlight of this traditional weekend and looking for them was such craic when we were kids.