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.
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.
First opened at Ballylickey near Bantry in 1948, as a simple store selling produce from the family farm, Mannings remains in the same family and has become famous for its farm store and café, serving up and selling local produce and artisan foods. They have a classic Brunch menu at the weekends. If you ask where the ingredients come from, they’ll most likely point at the nearest fields.
The Ferguson family have worked Gubbeen Farm for many generations now. It is a 250 acre coastal farm in West Cork one mile outside the fishing village of Schull, the Atlantic Ocean bordering one boundary and Mount Gabriel to the North as a back drop behind the land, sheltering the pasture that has always supported the Gubbeen herd.
On busy, vibrant McCurtain Street, Gallagher's is bright and airy, serving traditional and more contemporary food from breakfast right through to evening meals. One of the busier, foodie pubs in Cork City.