Posts Tagged ‘cork’

snowy cork countryside

Friday, December 17th, 2010

there’s a lot of snow in East Cork.


buying local this Christmas

Monday, December 13th, 2010

I had planned to write this blog post a few days ago, but Billy Lyons beat me to the punch with his blog post on buying Irish. I’m changing it slightly to “buying local”.
I’ve done most of my Christmas shopping, and about half of it is coming from local suppliers, and local producers where possible.
I’ve bought my presents from local suppliers (that I can’t name without spoiling surprises!)

The Christmas wine is coming from Curious Wines, I’ve bought a lovely Christmas Pudding from Fenn’s Quay restaurant. I bought some last year too and they were fantastic. I’ve sent one to my aunt and am shipping another to Switzerland!

Christmas pudding from Fenns Quay

Christmas pudding from Fenns Quay

We’ll be placing an order with Local Markets, a brilliant new co-operative in Cork, delivering produce from local suppliers and producers. It’s like a farmers market in your kitchen!

It’s something I intend to do a lot more of, buying local where possible. There’s such good quality produce and brilliant customer service available in Cork that I really want to support it.

ships in Cork Harbour for the Jazz weekend

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Every year naval ships arrive in Cork Harbour for the Jazz weekend. This weekend sees a number of ships in from a Nato minesweeper exercise, as well as LE Orla of the Irish Naval Service.


lots more photos of ships on my flickr

fly fishing in the River Lee

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

I’ve seen lads fly fishing here before – just by the River Lee (formerly Jury’s) hotel.
There’s plenty of small trout there – maybe they’ll get the big one!

fly fishing in the Lee

welcome back champions

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Well done Cork!

the crowd and the big screen waiting to welcome the team home.


ISS over Cork

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

the ISS (International Space Station) over Cork.


upcoming sicilian wine tasting in Fenns Quay

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

On Monday 26th July at @19:30 Fenns Quay are hosting a Sicilian dinner and wine tasting.

“We have a four course dinner paired with six different wines. The price is €50 which includes the food and wine (Plenty of it!!). There will be a draw at the end of the night when one lucky attendee will win a 6 bottle mixed case of wine.”

sounds like it’ll be a great night – I’ll be there.

clippers arrive in Cork City

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

I went out on my friends yacht today to join the clippers on their journey up river from outside Cork Harbour.

We met the clippers a couple of miles off Roches Point and followed them all the way upriver.

The first landmark – Roches Point lighthouse. Clippers Cork and Jamaica passing Roches point:

Some milling around outside Sipke Island followed as the clippers were too early to head upriver.

Passing Blackrock Castle:

Passing Pairc Ui Chaoimh (not visible)

Clipper Cork arrives in Cork:

The festival on the quays in Cork awaiting the clippers:

Finally the crew got to relax, enjoy the parade and enjoy the Cork hospitality!

more photos here

anti israeli goods protest in cork city

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

a protest urging people to boycott Israeli goods on Patrick Street in Cork City.


they’re still fixing the flood damage in cork city – cafe depeche

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

they’re still repairing flood damage in a lot of places around Cork City. With insurance claims and building work taking time, some places are waiting to have work done, and some just plain haven’t reopened. Cafe Depeche, on Washington St is one of these. There’s some work happening there lately though, so I’m hopeful they’ll open again soon.

cafe depeche