If you go . . .

If you go to East Cork, Ireland

Where to stay

Castlemartyr Resort

Castlemartyr, East Cork, Ireland



A luxury five-star resort that captures the welcoming air of a country house hotel. Rooms from $220 with full breakfast. Golf, spa, and gourmet packages are also available.

Where to eat and drink

The Blackbird


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East Cork’s postcard pub, which serves artisanal pub grub in its outdoor Field Kitchen. Entrees from $13.

The Granary Foodstore

Coach Horse Lane, Midleton



Food store and cafe serving sweets and savories. Entrees from $11.

The Grain Store

Ballymaloe, Shanagarry


East Cork’s new cultural hub set in scenic rolling farmland with a full bar open for events.

What to do

Ballymaloe Cookery School



Organic cookery school offering colorful demos, souvenir recipes, and scrumptious tastings. From $95.

Crafty Hands Studio

The Courtyard, Midleton


A popular drop-in spot to practice pottery and painting skills and banter with some friendly locals. Classes from $16.

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