Where to stay
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
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
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.