Founded as a monastic settlement in the 6th century, Cork is Ireland’s second-largest city. Along with Kerry, Cork is a foodie hotspot. For the courageous, local dishes such as crubeens (boiled and fried pigs feet), tripe (made from cow stomach) and drisheen (a type of blood pudding) are an adventure unto themselves! For those is search of more traditional (and tasty!) foods, Cork’s English Market is a must-do. Lodged in a beautiful 19th-century market building, it sells locally produced foods, including fresh fish and meat, fruit and vegetables, eggs and artisan cheeses and breads.
After you’ve eaten your fill, leave Cork’s busy streets behind for the quiet country lanes of West Cork. Dead-ending in three peninsulas (Beara, Sheep’s Head and Mizen Peninsulas), dozens of islands of all sizes cling to the rugged, quiet coastlines of each one. (Click here to read more about Ireland’s most interesting islands). The narrow, pointed Sheep’s Head Peninsula was even named a European Destination of Excellence for all its rustic beauty.
So glad I took this trip. It was an awesome experience, and the hikes and landscapes were an absolute joy. The Wilderness Ireland team are so nice to work with and go above and beyond to help you with questions, logistics issues, everything really. Will definitely book another trip with them to explore other parts of Ireland
Hiking and Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
Reviewed on 10/08/2021
Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 352 reviewsRead More Reviews
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