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If you go to East Cork, Ireland

Where to stay

Castlemartyr Resort

Castlemartyr, East Cork, Ireland

011-353-21-4219000

www.castlemartyrresort.ie

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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

Ballycotton

011-353-86-8502383

www.blackbirdballycotton.com

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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

011-353-21-4613366

www.thegranaryfoodstore.ie

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

The Grain Store

Ballymaloe, Shanagarry

011-353-21-4651555

www.thegrainstoreatballymaloe.com

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

What to do

Ballymaloe Cookery School

Shanagarry

011-353-21-4646785

www.cookingisfun.ie

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

Crafty Hands Studio

The Courtyard, Midleton

011-353-87-9028186

www.craftyhands.info

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

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