Based in the grounds of stately Ballinacurra House near Kinsale, a half hour’s drive from Cork City, chef David Rice has his Kinsale Gourmet Academy offering a range of one-day or longer courses on everything from bread-baking and BBQ-ing to dessert making and the art of artisan pizza. Fun courses in a spectacular setting.
Horgans is the leading supplier of speciality foods to multiple supermarket chains, independent retailers, speciality food stores and the food services sector in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland since 1977.
On Market Lane, at one of the entrances to the famous English Market, The Oyster Tavern has just been reopened and given a stylish facelift, offering a contemporary menu in a gorgeous space. And you have to try the Oysters from local waters.
Climb into a sea-kayak and go on a three-hour seaweed foraging tour along the coast with Atlantic Sea Kayaking in Union Hall – learn how to harvest and use edible sea-weed and other foraged foodstuff from the West Cork coast. They also do foraging walks.
A herd of Italian Water Buffalo on a farm in North Cork? It may sound quixotic – but Macroom Buffalo Cheese, the passion project of farmer Johnny Lynch – is Ireland’s only herd of water buffalo and their milk produces Johnny’s award winning cheese. They welcome groups of visitors (if you contact them through their website) and the farm hosts open days once a month.
Brother and sister team Michael and Laura Cashman have rescued a derelict old pub in a very hidden away part of Cork harbour and transformed it into must-visit in the East Cork area. Chef Michael is firmly committed to locally sourced ingredients and Laura looks after the front of house. A real family affair, in a special setting, on a little inlet, overlooking a harbour for pleasure boats. Magical and a half an hour’s drive from the city centre.
Three Fools Coffee is located outside Cork City Library on the Grand Parade. Everyday we try to make the best coffee we can with the best beans we can find. We carefully select the best seasonal beans, to create the most interesting flavors and finest coffee. Be it one our our blends or our single origins, we hope you enjoy what you taste.
A ten minute walk from the city centre, Lennox's Chip Shop is a much-loved Cork institution
From from the crystal-clear waters off the West Cork Coast, Union Hall Smoked Fish brings to your table pure, natural seafood, presented without additives, from Europe’s cleanest seas.
Their Grandfather John started business in the English Market over 90 years ago.