A fab option for Brunch at weekends in the harbour town of Kinsale, a relaxed 35 minute drive from the City Centre – an extensive, quality brunch menu is available at The Lemon Leaf Cafe.
There has been a hotel on the beach at Garryvoe since the early 1900s and while the world has changed beyond recognition, some things have thankfully remained the same – the golden, sandy, five-mile beach; the view of Ballycotton and its lighthouse, and the smiling faces at the Garryvoe Hotel - a family-owned, independent four-star hotel.
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.
Held every Thursday from 10am to 3pm. One of the biggest and the best weekday markets is Mahon Point Farmer's Market – a firm favourite and long-time fixture on the city scene.
Take a trip out West to Heir Island, travel by boat across the bay to the Firehouse School and enjoy a one-day course in bread baking in this magical setting. An award winning, unforgettable experience on a tiny island set in the wild grandeur of Roaring Water Bay. You’ll return on the late evening ferry with a bag of your own freshly baked bread from one of the most magical spots on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Held every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. The oldest and one of the most varied farmer’s markets in Ireland, Midleton Farmer's Market is just a half-hour’s drive east of the City and a must see for those who love their food.