Artisan Microbrewery located in Cork, producing a range of high quality Bottled and Draught Beers under the Historical Umbrella of both the Land Mark Public house the Cotton Ball (Est 1874) and its founder Humphrey J Lynch a character with links to the American civil war and cotton picking in Southern America.
A unique festival for Ireland, set in the charming setting of the famous foodie paradise, Ballymaloe House. Litfest is a food and drinks literacy festival, a weekend filled with inspirational stories, great writing, intriguing discussions, great speakers, music and dancing. It’s a place for foodies from all over the world to come together, share ideas, get inspired and celebrate their passions. A celebration of fine writing on the finest food and drink but also much more – the organisers say food literacy is “about understanding where the food you eat comes from, who produces it and if it is good for you”.
A herd of Italian Water Buffalo on a farm in North Cork? It may sound quixotic – but Macroom Buffalo Cheese, the passion project of farmer Johnny Lynch – is Ireland’s only herd of water buffalo and their milk produces Johnny’s award winning cheese. They welcome groups of visitors (if you contact them through their website) and the farm hosts open days once a month.
This Elbow Lane Smokehouse Sauce is a celebrated recipe that comes straight from the kitchens of the award-winning restaurant and microbrewery, Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse, where it is made, served and enjoyed nightly.
A fab option for Brunch at weekends in the harbour town of Kinsale, a relaxed 35 minute drive from the City Centre – an extensive, quality brunch menu is available at The Lemon Leaf Cafe.