• Cool Cork
  • Nandos


    In Cork City, the double-storey Nandos is impressive compared to what we’re used to in South Africa where it’s more of a take-away vibe. It’s got plenty of space with high ceilings, a modern feel and a large menu. Staff usually welcome us and show us to a table with a menu in hand, but then we’re expected […]

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  • Hey Pesto


    Over on Paul Street, there’s a lovely little spot that has opened up opposite the Natural Foods Bakery. The inside is modern and clean with spaces to sit and enjoy your meal, drinks and / or snacks. I don’t have any food photos here but you can head over to their Facebook page to find […]

  • Art & Design
  • Cork Craft & Design


    I found the open-plan Cork Craft & Design store on the ground floor of the Douglas Village Shopping Centre and was suddenly drawn in for a closer look at the works of local artisans and artists on display. Creations included glass items, jewellery, textiles, furniture, ceramics, woodwork, accessories, home decor items and of course art. […]

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  • Douglas Farmer’s Market


    There are a handful of really great markets around Cork and I haven’t been to all of them yet! But, here’s what I found on a spontaneous visit to the Douglas Farmer’s Market in spring.   You’ll find the outdoor market happening in front of the Douglas Village Shopping Centre (near Mark’s & Spencer’s) every Saturday from 10:00 – 14:00. […]

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  • Rocket Man


    If you’re looking for a great place to stop for a healthy meal in Cork city, stop over at Rocket Man! This lovely food company started creating a range of locally-sourced healthy and convenient food options and selling them at the farmers markets in Cork back in 2012 and since then have two premises in the […]

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  • Crawford Art Gallery


    If you’re looking for a cosy spot to spend a rainy day filled with both historical and contemporary art in Cork, pay a visit to the Crawford Art Gallery right nearby the Cork Opera House at Emmet Place.  Entry is free and there are maps available near the entrance to help you navigate over 2000 works in the permanent […]

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  • Alchemy Coffee & Books

    Alchemy coffee & books

    Alchemy (/ˈalkɪmi/): a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination. Just south of the Grand Parade, on the south side of the Lee, you’ll spot The Flying Enterprise. That establishment leads up to Barrack Street. The street itself is rich with a kind of exciting derelict feel (you never know what you could discover down […]

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  • filter


    If you find yourself in the south of the city somewhere near 19 George’s Quay, step into filter. And even if you’re not nearby, get there ASAP. You’ll be rewarded with really great coffee and a selection of mouth-watering deliciousness in a super cosy atmosphere as well as tunes that don’t make you want to […]