Cork is known as Ireland’s foodie capital ~ bring it on! Cork County is the biggest county in Ireland with so much to see and do. It has the most pubs than any other county in Ireland.
The Montenotte Hotel
The Montenotte Hotel is a family run hotel and a former 18th Century residence of a Merchant Prince.
The Montenotte Hotel Website
Rock of Cashel
We stopped at the Rock of Cashel driving from Dublin to Cork. Also known as Cashel of the Kings, it is located in County Tipperary, it dates back to the 5th century and was the seat of the High Kings of Munster. Rock of Cashel is an archaeological site containing medieval buildings.
Legend has it the devil took a bite from the mountain and spat it back out. It landed in the middle of Tipperary’s countryside, and became the Rock of Cashel.
Six hundred years old and home of the Blarney Stone. Legend has it that kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of the gab (great eloquence or skill at flattery).
We kissed the stone!
Blarney Woollen Mills
I got my favourite cardigan here years ago with Mom, Dad and Bryan. Mom and I got matching ones. I love this shop, it was built in 1823 and used to weave and spin wool. Today, it is a heritage shop with fabulous knitwear. Mom and I now have another matching sweater from here!
Out and About in Cork
Another fantastic meal ~ Gallagher’s Signature “Beef & Beamish Stout’ Pie, Murphy’s beer and listening to Jessie’s Girl!
We wrapped it up down a narrow alleyway at Cork’s oldest pub! The Mutton Lane Inn is where we met some interesting folks and drank too much beer!
Jackie is “Mom” to one amazing son, an IT professional, and an obsessed traveller. She spends her time reading, golfing at Ladies League, and implementing software projects. Jackie has travelled to 7 continents and 90 countries and is always planning the next destination and adventure!