Ireland, Cork Guide (B): Discover 7 Things About Irish Culture in Cork
If you are planning a trip to Ireland, do consider visiting Cork – the real capital of Ireland, as locals will insist. In Cork it’s easy to experience the Irish culture in a genuine way even on a brief visit- here are 7 things to do and places to see.
1. Irish food rocks and Cork is a perfect place to discover it – just hit the English Market, where you’ll find local artisan stalls with all sorts of goodies on sale – bread, fish, cake, cheese, meat, sweets – you name it, and they have it here.
Fish stalls have an amazing variety of fish and seafood, but the best souvenir or present is smoked salmon.
Cork specialty – spiced beef. Even Queen of England is said to have received it as a souvenir on her visit to Cork.
You’ll get good, honest Irish food in any of these : Farmgate Café, Isaacs Restaurant, Nash19, Electric and many others that aren’t on this list.
2. Irish people are well known for their friendliness and Cork is a place where you can easily end up having a chat and a laugh with a perfect stranger. During my ten years in this city I’ve observed first hand Irish good humour and hospitality time and time again. Even with the economic downturn, the vibe in the city remains a very welcoming one to the visitor. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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