County Cork Local Customs

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County Cork Local Customs

  • Local Drink

    Cork Local Customs

    Beamish is Corks other stout that is still brewed in the city. I enjoyed a pint at Cork Opera House during our VT Taste of Cork meet. (I must confess that Beamish is my least favourite stout when compared with Murphys and Guiness - it's a bit too sweet for my taste, but I still managed to sink it OK!) Some History:- Beamish has been brewed in...

  • Food Festival

    Kinsale Local Customs

    The 39th Kinsale Gourmet Festival is a foodie / fun lovers heaven taking place in this beautiful coastal town. Friday afternoon brings the Cork Chowder Cook Off, sponsored by Clóna Dairy Products Ltd. in Actons Hotel. A gathering of top restaurateurs from Cork CIty & County come together to compete for the title of Cork Chowder Champion and you...

  • Irish language

    Cork Local Customs

    Irish people promote the use of Irish Gaelic, which they call simply Irish, in all areas of life. Dual street names are just one sign of this, but there are also Irish names of pubs, signposts in both English and Irish, and names of people too have their Irish equivalents, or should I say Irish names have their equivalents in English? Irish is...

  • Cape Clear or Oilean Chleire?

    Cape Clear Island is one of the Gaeltacht areas of Ireland where Irish is spoken on the everyday basis. Its inhabitants can speak both Irish and English, so you needn't worry you won't be understood. But in the summer over 200 Irish Summer College students come here to enjoy life on the island and to brush up their Irish. Of the two notices we saw...

  • Raise your glass!

    In the time I have spent in Ireland I think I am yet to buy my own drink! You will often find that when visiting a bar or pub here in Co. Cork (or anywhere in Ireland) and people find out you are a visitor, they will buy you a drink*.Of course you should always offer to buy them a drink in return.If you are going out with a group in Ireland (with...

  • Kissing the Blarney-Stone

    It is hard to believe, that thousands of tourists come to Blarney each year simply in order to Kiss the Blarney-Stone !! According to an old ledgend there is a magic stone on top of the castle, and who-ever kisses it, will get the gift of eloquence."Blarney" is also an expression used for words that are used by someone in order to achieve...

  • Still Visible

    Tho' maybe not heard so much. You may see alot of signs around that have an Irish translation included on their text, particularly some road signs, Government Buildings and offices, traditional pubs etc, and their are some Gaelic areas in the County too where you will primarily be directed as Gailge (in Irish), such as Ballyvourney and the...

  • Beamish Brewery

    Cork is home of two popular Irish stouts - Murphy's and Beamish. So Guinness isn't as popular here as anywhere else in Ireland!

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