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.
On tiny Ring Harbour, some ten minutes drive along the water from Clonakilty, Deasy’s is an old-fashioned fisherman’s pub which is home to chef Kaitlin Ruth and her marvellous, inventive approach to cooking. A real gem. Try not to miss it.
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.
Visiting the Jameson Distillery, a half-hour east of the city in Midleton, is an experience most visitors to Cork will have at the top of their list. A mere 200 years in the making, this is one of the most visited whiskey distilleries in the world, the spiritual home of a great spirit, and a place to see where one of Ireland’s most famous exports goes from grain to glass (with a little magic along the way).