Dukes is a family-owned and run business which has been serving exceptional coffee and food to the people of Cork since 2005. Since day one, the Dukes philosophy has been to create inclusive, welcoming, comfortable spaces. Coffee has become extremely hip, but everyone at Dukes is very proud of the fact that no matter who their customers may be – trend-setters, jet-setters, mammies with kids, nanas, grandads or anything in between – they feel right at home the second they walk in our door.
Twin brothers Padraig and Adrian Hyde say they like to talk about beer as much as brew it. Almost. At their medal-winning Munster Brewery, the brothers welcome all parties, big and small, to the port town of Youghal, once home to the Elizabethan explorer, adventurer and beer-lover Sir Walter Raleigh.
Each October, experience two nights of fine dining in the restaurants of the famous foodie harbour town of Kinsale, about half an hour’s drive from the city centre.
Bo Rua Farm in Ballynoe, County Cork is home to our family, the Dinneens, who have been dairy farming for generations. We produce natural cheddar and two flavoured varieties, Cumin Seeds and Tomato & Herbs.
In the busy market-town of “Skibb” (in the Irish language, the name means “harbour for little boats”) you will find the Kalbos Cafe and husband and wife team Siobhan and Anthony, serving up breakfasts and brunch made with local produce in a simple yet chic space.
Year round, this great market - in the very foodie town of Skibbereen - serves up the best in local (and internationally-flavoured) produce.
Everything they do, they do from scratch. From making their own dough and sauce, freshly grating the cheese for their pizzas, to pickling their own japapeños.