They are a little family flower farm with a big heart nestled under Nowen Hill in a beautiful part of West Cork. They create bouquets and provide a wide range of gourmet edible flowers.
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.
The Iberian Way on Douglas Street – For something very different, an unassuming Tapas bar run by two young Spanish chefs on Douglas Street, a short stroll across the bridge from the South Mall, by day, the Iberian way is a shop and deli, in the evenings, it serves up fab tapas in very modest but pleasant surroundings – a real hidden jewel, for the adventurous.
A newcomer on the Cork scene (every Wednesday 9am to 2pm), this Farmers Market takes place in the grounds of Ballyseedy Garden Centre, Carrigtwohill, East Cork (about 25 minute drive from the City) and offers a great mid-week option for the best of local and regional produce. It’s very close to the historic great country house and gardens at Fota House – one of Cork’s best-loved attractions - and combining the two would be a great day out.
At Farm Fresh, they produce a range of premium handmade salads daily on their family farm. By using the highest quality of ingredients they continue to maintain that fresh taste and consistency which they are so well known for.
Cafe Depeche was created by Humphrey Porter in February, 2004. Having previously worked as Loss Prevention Manager for a large music chain for 10 years and simultaneously also providing bar services, for a large brewery for nearly 15 years, Humphrey wanted to recreate the ambience of a bar, and combine his passion for music and great coffee.
Brother and sister team Michael and Laura Cashman have rescued a derelict old pub in a very hidden away part of Cork harbour and transformed it into must-visit in the East Cork area. Chef Michael is firmly committed to locally sourced ingredients and Laura looks after the front of house. A real family affair, in a special setting, on a little inlet, overlooking a harbour for pleasure boats. Magical and a half an hour’s drive from the city centre.
This grand country estate & resort hotel offers Lady Fitzgerald’s High Tea, themed on the classic decadence of the 1920s. Live out your Downton Abbey fantasy for a few hours.
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.