• Cool Cork
  • Douglas Farmer’s Market

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    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. […]

  • Cool Cork
  • Rocket Man

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    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 […]

  • Art & Design
  • Crawford Art Gallery

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    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 […]

  • Exploring Ireland
  • Exploring Cobh

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    One rainy day, we ventured out to visit the beautiful town of Cobh. The first thing we did was check out the little stony beach nearby. The stones made it really quite difficult to walk across but we managed to hobble to the tiny harbour and have a look at the boats and ropes, anchors and crayfish nets. […]

  • Cool Cork
  • Alchemy Coffee & Books

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    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 […]