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.
The English Market in Cork.
Fish stalls have an amazing variety of fish and seafood, but the best souvenir or present is smoked salmon.
Sweet tooth will be satisfied as well!
Cork specialty – spiced beef. Even Queen of England is said to have received it as a souvenir on her visit to Cork.
The city has a number of great restaurants serving local produce and imaginative dishes.
Fish platter in Farmgate Cafe.
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