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Cork Culinary Tour
Cork City, Co. Cork
Experience a culinary tour of Cork where you will discover the history of Cork’s ancient butter and fish markets. Sample the best of Irish cheese, smoked fish, West Cork oysters and handmade chocolates all under the arches of the English Market.

Begin the tour at the Tourist Office on Patrick's Street, Cork. The tour begins at 11:30 and finishes at approximately 15:30. Here you will step back in time to discover Cork’s food import and export markets with Spain dating back as far as the 6th century.

Following the historical introduction, the tour takes participants down quirky streets and alleys to sample local sweets handmade in the north side of the city since 1928. A tour of Cork would not be complete without a visit to one of the oldest drinking establishments and the only bar on St Patrick’s Street, Le Chateau Bar. Here visitors will be treated to an Irish coffee demonstration.

Continue on to the world renowned English Market where local vendors delight visitors with “the craic” and local culinary delights. Hear about the making of cheese, jams, chocolates, sausage and relish all produced from local farms and kitchens.

Sample oysters, smoked salmon and prawns fresh off the boats at O’Connell’s, the local fishmongers.

Finish the tour with a light lunch in one of the many gastro pubs or restaurants accompanied by a local brew if you wish.

The Tour is closed from the first day of November and re-opens on the first day of March.

Contact details
41-43 Cornmarket Street,Cork,Co Cork
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