County Cork in detail

Eating

Ireland’s love affair with local produce began here in the 1970s with the late Myrtle Allen's famous restaurant at Ballymaloe House, and today County Cork remains at the heart of the country's reputation for fine food. Cork City and towns like Midleton, Kinsale and Clonakilty abound with great places to eat, while a dozen or more farmers markets provide a showcase for locally made farmhouse cheeses, charcuterie and other produce.