The Food Industry Training Unit (FITU) was established by the Faculty of Food Science and Technology, University College Cork, 23 years ago. This was in recognition of the importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to the food and related sectors.
This family run dairy farm, is close to Drimoleague in West Cork (about one hour’s drive from Cork City) and is famous for its dairy products, yoghurts, butter, creams, cheese and cheese cakes. They welcome tour groups and visitors.
Bluebell Falls is a traditional artisan family business, run by Victor and Breda O'Sullivan since 2003. A multi award-winning cheese manufacturer, found just outside Charleville in North Cork, their goats graze freely on the farm and enjoy lush grass, wild herbs and bushy shrubs.
A fun, busy self-service café on the balcony overlooking the stalls and the main entrance to the famous old English market – the Balcony café at the Farmgate is a great spot to sit for a while and watch the bustling, colourful market down below. Great coffee, cakes and sandwiches.
Year round, this great market - in the very foodie town of Skibbereen - serves up the best in local (and internationally-flavoured) produce.