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Eating My Way to Kinsale

 I’ve gone off on a bit of an ice cream sales trip, which is normally something that my brother does (and much better that I do). Still, it’s been a while since I’ve done a tour of South Kerry and Cork, and I was quite happy to set out. 

Honestly, it’s hardly seemed like work at all, given that visiting customers entails snacking at some of the best food shops in Ireland and everybody was so welcoming and friendly.

After leaving Dingle, I stopped in for a latte in our Killarney shop. Then a scenic drive and a fantastic salmon tart at Truffle Pig in Kenmare. Leaving Kenmare, I had a brief stop at Benoit Lorge’s Chocolate Shop, then drove to Ballylicky (an even more beautiful drive) and rewarded myself with some cheese and a herbal drink at Val Manning’s mouth-watering emporium.

On to Bantry, where I visited De Barra’s restaurant, then to Skibbereen, where there’s a new food and wine shop and the very impressive Field’s Supervalu. Then I drove to Bandon for a cappuccino and cherry tart at the unmissable Urru.

Now I’m in Kinsale, where I found room for dinner at Max’s Wine Bar (including a melted chocolate tart served with our ice cream) and am now comfortable ensconced at Perryville House

Tomorrow I hope I’m feeling less stuffed, because I have a few stops in Cork city and I know I won’t go hungry!

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4 Responses to “Eating My Way to Kinsale”

  1. July 2nd, 2008 at 12:22 am

    TACE says:

    Wow, your sales trip sounds more like a gourmet food tasting trip. yum yum

  2. July 2nd, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Rachel@fairycakeheaven says:

    The Lorge chocolates are so so good, got them in the Milk Market in Limerick recently and they were divine, send me some of the lavender or oak honey ones please!! ;-)

  3. July 3rd, 2008 at 3:23 am

    tina says:

    I must say that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this blog! I’m planning a trip to Ireland, and will definitely be visiting Murphys in Dingle! I can’t wait!

  4. July 3rd, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Jeannette says:

    Is that WORK?

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