Ireland’s South Coast
You can smell and taste the flavours all
• Kerry mountain lamb develops complex
year round – it’s little wonder that some
flavours from the varied herbage.
of Ireland’s best-loved fruits, vegetables
• Enjoy handmade Skelligs chocolates and
and cheeses are made here.
Dingle ice cream.
In summer, Wexford strawberries come into their
• Cheese lovers can choose from 20 or more
own, while the region’s honey – regarded by many as
farmhouse cheeses, including award-winning
the world’s best – is aromatic and heavy with flavour.
Milleens, Mine-Gabhar, Ardrahan,
Topping it off is authentic Tipperary organic ice cream –
Gubbeen, Durrus, Cashel and Crozier Blue,
sinful but entirely necessary!
Lavistown and Knockanore.
Wild seafood, meanwhile, is abundant al round the
• Clonmel is the centre of Ireland’s cider industry.
South Coast – be sure to sample lobster, crab, scallops,
Bulmers (known as Magners outside Ireland) is
prawns and the huge variety of fish. And that’s not all;
made by Bulmers Ireland and is a famous and
the rich grazing of the ‘Golden Vale’ (Tipperary and
distinctive Irish cider. Irish ales, such as
North Cork) produces mouth-watering beef.
Smithwicks, are also unique – made from grains,
they have a pronounced flavour of hops.
• Fresh apple juice is an artisan speciality of
• Sample a Waterford Blaa, a light-as-air bread roll
unique to the city.
• Beamish, a distinctive stout made in Cork.
• Cork favours delicacies, such as Clonakilty black
and white puddings, drisheen, tripe and
• Popular in Ireland’s South Coast are
crubeens (cured and cooked pigs feet) eaten with
bread and butter.
36 English Market, Cork city