4 Days Good Food Ireland Culinary Holiday in Cork

4 Days Good Food Ireland Culinary Holiday in Cork

  • The River Lee, Western Road, Cork, Ireland

Adventure and Gourmet Culinary Tour Ireland

This incredible personal culinary adventure is a food lover's dream! You will visit Cork, Ireland’s food capital, where you will indulge your senses in a food experience like no other. During this holiday, you will visit the English market, meet producers, and stroll through country gardens. Go straight to the heart of Ireland’s best food and feast on a deliciously planned escape.

Highlights

  • Meet local producers
  • Visit The English market
  • Enjoy an English market tasting menu
  • Tour Ballymaloe Cookery School's garden
  • Indulge in delicious local meals
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Visit the Butter Museum
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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The River Lee hotel is one of Cork’s leading business and social destinations. All aspects of Cork's local life are played out here, from business events and family celebrations, to casual get-togethers in the hotel’s highly popular Weir Rooms, including the Weir Room Restaurant, Bar, and Terrace on the Weir; a key location in Cork’s growing food scene.

Resident guests also have complimentary access to the hotel’s in-house health and fitness club with a 20-meters swimming pool and spa. Behind every door, there is a super-comfortable bed with crisp linens, a cozy duvet, and a spacious bathroom with under-floor heating, with many offering river views and city views of iconic sights such as Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Shandon Steeple, and University College Cork.

Ballymaloe Country House is a mecca of wholesome cooking and home to the dynasty of Allen cooking, set in the Cork countryside. Accommodation at Ballymaloe Country House is simple and elegant with comfortable beds and fresh flowers brought in from the garden daily, making for a relaxing and peaceful slumber.

Day 1

  • Arrive in Cork, Ireland’s food capital, and make your way to the fabulously modern River Lee Hotel, where you will enjoy a specially-devised English market tasting menu featuring Good Food Ireland's producers and giving you an insight to those producers you will meet tomorrow.

Day 2

  • Wake to an indulgent breakfast then head into the character filled city of Cork, where you will visit the Butter Museum, a tribute to Cork’s fine and historically delicious butter.
  • You will then meet some of Good Food Ireland’s family of producers at the English Market, a thriving hub of food and activity in the heart of Cork.
  • Enjoy a light lunch at the Farmgate Café, where you will be served a plated selection of our wonderful producer's food.
  • Later, you will go back to the River Lee to freshen up, before a chauffeur arrives to whisk you away to Fishy Fishy Restaurant in Kinsale for a fine dining experience you will always remember.
  • Finally, return to the River Lee Hotel for a deep slumber.

Day 3

  • Wake to another full breakfast, before packing your bags and heading to the Allen family’s food paradise at Ballymaloe.
  • Your afternoon here begins with a personal guided tour of their award winning gardens before sitting down to a hearty meal at Ballymaloe House. This is prepared with locally sourced ingredients and cooked in deliciously simple and rustic ways.
  • Stay tonight in a superior room at Ballymaloe House.

Day 4

  • Time to depart taking your food memories with you.
  • Tour Ballymaloe Cookery School's gardens
  • Visit the Butter Museum
  • Visit the English Market

This holiday will take place in Cork, Ireland.

There is no better way of understanding a culture than by eating its food. Eat your way around the island of Ireland as you get exclusive access to the people behind the best Irish food and hear their fascinating stories.

Good Food Ireland is a trusted quality guarantee for premium authentic local food experiences. It is a family of members, all sharing a passionate philosophy and commitment to using local, Irish, seasonal produce. They journey up and down the country, independently inspecting all their members to ensure they meet Good Food Ireland's promise to you.

They offer uniquely connected experiences and unparalleled access, with a wealth of knowledge like no one else. With ten years of showcasing and defining Ireland’s food scene, Good Food Ireland has a proven track record and expertise. Their authentic cultural food travel experiences are designed to immerse you in the farm to fork life that inspires them every day. Let them share their secrets with you.

During this holiday, you will enjoy an English Market tasting menu on the first day. On the second day, indulge in a delicious breakfast, a light lunch at Farmgate Café, and a fine dining experience at Fishy Fishy Restaurant.

Another full breakfast will be served on the third day, as well as a hearty meal at Ballymaloe House, which will be prepared with locally sourced ingredients and cooked in deliciously simple and rustic ways.

Please bring your special dietary requirements up with Good Food Ireland when you discuss the details of your booking; they will make sure the message is forwarded onto the relevant restaurants.

  • Stroll around Rock Close Gardens
  • Take a trip to Fota Wildlife Park
  • Visit Blackrock Castle Observatory
  • Visit the city's marina

A unique range of luxury treatments using the most innovative techniques, progressive therapies ,and worlds’ finest brands can be enjoyed in the calm of Vanilla Browns Spa, Beauty Clinic and Dry Style Bar at The River Lee. These are available at an additional cost.

  • 1 English Market tasting menu
  • 1 light lunch
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Tour of the Ballymaloe Cookery School's garden
  • Visit to the Butter Museum
  • Visit to the English market
  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare

Driving directions from Cork Airport (ORK)

  • Take Avenue 2000 to N27.
  • Follow N27 to Cork. Take the exit toward Turner's Cross / Douglas from S Link Road / N27.
  • Follow R851 and R608 to Lancaster Quay / N22.
  • Turn left onto Lancaster Quay / N22.
  • Continue to follow N22.
  • Turn left onto Western Road.

Driving directions from Dublin Airport (DUB)

  • Get on M1.
  • Take M50 to R110 in Dublin. Take exit 9 from M50.
  • Continue to Kildare.
  • Follow M7 and M8 to N8 in Cork. Take the N8 exit from M8.
  • Follow N8 and N22 to Western Road in Cork.

Diving directions from Galway

  • Take R336, R338, Old Dublin Road and R446 to N18 in Galway.
  • Continue on N18. Take M18, N18, and N20 to Western Road in Cork.
  • Turn left onto Western Road.

Driving directions from Kent Station

  • Get on M1.
  • Take M50 to R110 in Dublin. Take exit 9 from M50.
  • Continue to Kildare.
  • Follow M7 and M8 to N8 in Cork. Take the N8 exit from M8.
  • Follow N8 and N22 to Western Road in Cork.

Driving directions from Killarney

  • Head east on Fair Hill / R876 toward Dennehy's Bohereen.
  • Continue to follow R876.
  • Go through 1 roundabout.
  • Continue on N22 to Cork.
  • Turn left onto Western Road.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dublin Airport (DUB) or Cork Airport (ORK).

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

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Good Food Ireland Tours brings you across the island of Ireland to experience and explore the best Irish cuisine in some of the country’s most loved institutions.

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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

Please note that this vacation is subject to availability. Thus, it is advisable to inquire at least 4 weeks in advance of your chosen departure date. 

 

Low season
  • October, November, December, 2016
  • January, February, March, October, 2017

 

High season
  • April, May, June, July, August, September, 2017

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