The historic fishing town of Kinsale, about a half-hour’s drive from Cork City, is one of Ireland’s gastronomic jewels. It’s long been famous for its high-quality producers and restaurants, and this walking tour takes in all the highlights, as well as plenty of local colour. And there is also a three-hour foraging tour in the fields and on the shores around the town.
When Jeffa Gill began making cheese on her farm in 1979, it was part of her pioneering spirit and drive to provide for her family from her own small-holding in West Cork. Jeffa also wanted to capture something of the goodness of this ancient farming land in her unique, hand-crafted cheeses. Today, almost four decades later, Durrus cheeses are still made by hand, using traditional techniques on their own farm.
An award winning, family run pub and restaurant near Blarney with a menu that includes traditional local dishes such as corned beef, stews and Shephard’s Pie. Blair's Inn is a warm, welcoming place with great food.
West Cork has long been associated with the best in quality artisan food both locally, nationally and beyond these shores. West Cork Brewing Company believes it can add a high quality and locally produced craft beer product to stand alongside it's cousins in the food industry!
This eco-camping farm offers regular seashore foraging walks with marine biologist Frances Gallagher – learn to identify, forage and eat different sea-weeds, shellfish and other bounty from the foreshore.