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Food & Drink

New Course for West Cork aims to address unemployment and support the food industry.

National Learning Network West Cork, in partnership with Cork Education & Training Board, the Department of Social Protection, West Cork Development Partnership and Cork County Council are delighted to announce a new Local Training Initiative for the West Cork area. West Cork has long been known for its high quality food products from cheese to shellfish and salami to yogurt. The year long City & Guilds Diploma in Food Industry

Festival celebrates the best of West Cork Beef and all in a good cause

BANDON is gearing up for a celebration of Irish Angus beef at the end of the month with the launch of the Chapel Steps “West Cork Angus Beef Festival” which will take place from Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th June. The festival is a celebration of traditional West Cork food with a twist, as Michelin recommended head chef Kevin O’Regan will turn back the clock to demonstrate how once loved

West Cork must embrace “gastro-tourism” before it’s too late warns top food writer

ONE of Ireland’s top food writers has warned the hospitality industry in West Cork that it must embrace the “gastro-tourism” revolution or face an ever-declining share of the food tourism market.   Joe McNamee delivered the stark warning to restaurateurs at a recent meeting hosted by A Taste of West Cork in Skibbereen.   Mr McNamee is the lead food writer for the Irish Examiner and contributes to a wide

Tuck into a discount lobster dinner as Midsummer Madness strikes Kinsale

Lobster only €20 at any Good Food Circle restaurant. Kinsale Good Food Circle’s restaurants have gone mad! For one day only! On Saturday, 21st June there will be a Midsummer Lobster Madness Sale in all Good Food Circle restaurants. You can order a whole lobster for only €20 per person. All you have to do is book in advance at the restaurant of your choice, using the code word LOBSTER.

Clon show to dish up Wild Atlantic Fish

Pictured getting ready for the Clonakilty Agricultural show Wild Atlantic fish recipe competition which takes place at the show on Sunday 8th June was Tadhg Healy, show president Diana Dadog, Master chef winner who shall cook the recipes, Marie O’Keeffe, Judge Peter Shanahan, Seafood Deli, Rosscabery, Sheila Jennings, lady president, Gloria Corcoran BIM Seafood development centre and at front was Juggler Daire Shaw of Silver purse circus. Pic: Denis Boyle

Murphy O’Mahony calls on people of Kinsale to vote town as Foodie Town of Ireland

??FIANNA Fáil local election candidate for Bandon Kinsale, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony, has called on the people of Kinsale to vote for the town in the ‘Foodie Town of Ireland’ awards, which will determine the top town in Ireland to eat out.??Ms Murphy O’Mahony commented, “Kinsale is one of ten towns nominated for the ‘Foodie Town of Ireland’ Awards.

Serving up a ‘slice’ of West Cork in the Netherlands

RENOWNED Dutch TV presenter and chef, René Pluijm, visited West Cork recently to film some of the wonderful gastronomic experiences which visitors can enjoy here. The hour-long episode of René’s popular show – Pluijms Eetbare Wereld (which means ‘Pluijm’s Edible World’) – will air later this month on RTL4, one of the main TV channels in the Netherlands, and will be seen by more than 400,000 viewers and ‘foodies’ who