Food & Drinks in Cork City


O'Connaill creates exquisite chocolates; don't leave Cork without sampling its delicious Chocolatier's Hot Chocolate.
Music in Cork City

PLUGD Records

Carries all kinds of music and is the place to keep up with the ever-changing club scene.
Arts & Crafts in Cork City

Vibes & Scribes

Corks' biggest selection of arts and crafts materials, for everything from knitting and crochet to sculpture and calligraphy.
Books in Cork City


Has the best travel-guide section in the southwest.
Art in Kinsale

Giles Norman Gallery

Evocative black-and-white imagery of Ireland from a master of the genre. Prints start at €20 unframed, €30 framed.
Arts & Crafts in Kinsale

Granny's Bottom Drawer

Top quality Irish linen, woollens, leather goods, damask and vintage-style homewares.
Glass in Kinsale

Kinsale Crystal

Exquisite work by an ex-Waterford craftsman who stands by the traditional 'deep-cutting, high-angle' style. A million tiny sparkles greet you as you enter.
Books in Cork City


Lots of magazines, a decent selection of Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI) hiking maps, and good stationery on the 2nd floor.
Food & Drinks in Cork City

Quay Co-Op Organic & Wholefood Shop

One of the pioneers of Cork's alternative scene, this is an excellent place to find fresh and interesting picnic fare.
Music in Cork City

Pro Musica

A focal point and meeting place for Cork's musicians, with a full range of instruments from electric guitars to clarinets, recording equipment, sheet music, and a noticeboard.