Things to do here
Put simply, Cork city is an original. From the famed English Market, which was promoting artisanal food and drink long before the terms were widely known, to the city’s famous stouts Beamish and Murphy’s, Corkonians famously do it their own way. The city is compact and is an ideal destination for a city break with a vibrant restaurant and pub scene. Alternatively Cork is a good starting point to discover the pleasures of West Cork and the wider southwest. West Cork is the spiritual home of the Slow Food movement in Ireland and every town and village seems to have its own award winning cheese, pub or restaurant. And all of this against a beautiful coastline that is a mecca for sailors and beachgoers in the summer months.
Farmgate Café is located in the gallery above Cork city’s famed English market and its commitment to using only the freshest local ingredients has made it a firm favourite with both locals and visitors alike.
Locally caught seafood is a feature of the menu at the elegant Blairscove House Restaurant near Durrus in West Cork. Rooms are also available and this upscale one-off hotel is a favourite wedding venue overlooking beautiful Dunmanus Bay.
Located on the banks of Cork city’s famous river Lee, the four star River Lee Hotel offers contemporary design and an unbeatable location within walking distance of the city’s commercial centre.
Located on the marvellous Inchydoney beach just outside of Clonakilty, the award winning Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa has one of the most beautiful beaches in West Cork on its doorstep