One of the oldest and best loved craft brewers in Cork, the Franciscan Well boys have their own micro-brewery, pub & pizzeria in the heart of Cork, you can visit them at the Franciscan Well and there are organised tours, tastings and demonstrations of the fine art of craft brewing.
Ballymaloe House has been at the centre of Cork’s food culture for decades, with a cookery school that has won international acclaim. The famous old country house in East Cork runs regular early morning Pastry & Bread Making Courses. But be ready for an early start – dough mixing begins at 7am!
Horgans is the leading supplier of speciality foods to multiple supermarket chains, independent retailers, speciality food stores and the food services sector in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland since 1977.
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.
The Ferguson family have worked Gubbeen Farm for many generations now. It is a 250 acre coastal farm in West Cork one mile outside the fishing village of Schull, the Atlantic Ocean bordering one boundary and Mount Gabriel to the North as a back drop behind the land, sheltering the pasture that has always supported the Gubbeen herd.
The setting is amazing. The Quays is on the harbour front in the historic port town of Cobh, famous as the gateway to America for countless thousands of Irish emigrants in the decades after the famine, and as the last port of call for the Titanic. Have a bite to eat and a drink here in the summer and watch the fishing boats and giant cruise liners dock in the harbour. You can reach Cobh by a short, scenic train line from Cork.