Big breakfasts are an Irish tradition and are generally available at old-style cafés, often all day long; however, visitors are most likely to come across them at their hotel or B&B, where they’re invariably included in the price. The “full Irish” or “Ulster fry” typically consists of bacon, sausage, eggs and tomatoes, sometimes stretching to mushrooms, black pudding and white pudding, though many hotels and B&Bs now offer less heart-stopping alternatives such as smoked salmon and fruit salad.

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