Bluebell Falls is a traditional artisan family business, run by Victor and Breda O'Sullivan since 2003. A multi award-winning cheese manufacturer, found just outside Charleville in North Cork, their goats graze freely on the farm and enjoy lush grass, wild herbs and bushy shrubs.
This 500-acre estate and Georgian country house hotel has 30 acres dedicated to growing cider apples for their famous independent craft Cider's and Ireland's only Apple Brandy (Est 1985) – a variety of historical and informative tours take in the walled garden, orchard, cider mill, distillery and the house, and can include tea or lunches in the great house.
This is one of the most innovative craft breweries in Ireland with a range that includes gluten-free beers. They are happy to welcome visitors and your guide will bring you through the entire process, as well as some local history and a sample-session.
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.
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.