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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.