Kevin O’Connell, has been foraging around his South Cork home for nearly a lifetime. He now guides walks which cover all aspects of gathering wild food from the fields, hedgerows and sea-shores.

Macroom
Café

An authentic Italian cheese-making dairy in deepest West Cork – Toons Bridge head cheesemaker Franco Picciuolo uses local raw cow and sheep’s milk to produce a range of award winning cheeses.

City Gate, Ireland
Ingredients

Naturally Nourished are a health food cafe that prides itself on using very high quality, locally sourced, fresh ingredients that are all prepared on site daily.

Midleton, Ireland
Farmers Market

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.

Skibbereen
Smoked Foods

Close to the fishing town of Castletownbere (home to much of our Atlantic deep-water fishing fleet), the Woodcock Smokery has been producing award winning smoked salmon, mackerel, herring, tuna, haddock and pollock using both hot and cold-smoking techniques. Owner and chief smoker Sally Barnes sees her delicious fish travel to the four corners of the world. And you can order online.

Cork, Ireland
Restaurant

If you can come to Cork in mid-June, this unique celebration of Cork city cuisine is not to be missed – 12 of Cork’s finest restaurants and chefs come together to seat 400 diners along one, huge, elegantly decorated table running the length of one of the city’s finest Georgian streets. A small army of serving staff ferry four courses, with wine, to the diners in what is – for one glorious evening – an eccentric, joyous, open-air feast. It’s all part of the fabulous Cork Midsummer festival and further details can be found on their website.

Cobh
Organic

Just Food produces a diverse range of handmade fresh organic wholefood soups and salads with organic ingredients which are sourced as locally as possible.

Youghal, Ireland
Gastropub

A bar, restaurant and luxury B&B in the medieval port town of Youghal, Aherne's could be easily overlooked by passers-by but the welcome, the atmosphere and their seafood-rich menu will delight.

Cork
Beverages

Re-discovering the world's most ancient alcoholic drink, using natural ingredients to create refreshing and innovative products.

Kinsale, Ireland
Restaurant

Set in an 18th century coach house with a cobbled stone back garden, an extensive, high quality wine-list and locally sourced artisan food.