Torc Waterfall, Killarney

Torc Waterfall Killarney

Yesterday, I had to visit our Killarney shop, and given that the sun was shining, I brought along the family. We decided to take a side trip to Torc Waterfall, and I discovered something that I didn’t know – there are three loop walks to make the experience much more special. One is 35 minutes, one an hour, and the last two and a half hours (it’s rated as challenging). Given that we have little legs in the family, we opted for the middle option, and it was delightful.

KillarneywalkI highly suggest that anyone coming to Kerry spends a little time in Killarney National Park. It’s a treasure, and there are so many breathtaking parts to it. If you have the time to walk the Kerry Way, you will be well rewarded! If not, an hour out of your day would be well spent on a loop walk that shows off the mountains and the lakes.

And there is always our Killarney shop near by if you need a bit of refreshment! 😉

Listowel Food Fair

 I am ashamed to admit that I’ve never been to the Listowel Food Fair, since something has always seemed to come up with the business during it, but I am going this year (it’s on from the 5th  – 8th of November), no matter what. I have heard so much great feedback over the years, and I’ve just been looking through the website. The lineup is most impressive. From the farmhouse cheese awards to Organics with Attitude to a children’s food art workshop, I’d say there would be something for everyone.

There’s even a seminar for artisan producers!

Check it out if you can.

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A Foodie Gem in the Kingdom

kingdomfs Today, we had to go to Tralee to pick up a few bits and pieces for the baby, and we stopped in for lunch at the Kingdom Food & Wine Store in Oakpark. Anyone in Tralee feeling peckish or looking for some interesting food products should check it out. They have a great range of gourmet foods, an impressive selection of wines, and delicious sandwiches and other goodies.

It’s on the Listowel Road and within easy walking distance to the bus/train station, so stop in if you’re heading on a trip!

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A West Cork Jaunt

West Cork I had a long but enjoyable day today in West Cork, visiting customers and chasing down a few leads. It’s really a remarkably beautiful part of the country. My first port of call was Barleycove Beach Hotel in Goleen. Under new ownership, it looks like it will be a tasty port of call for anyone travelling the area, with a chef trained in a Michelin starred restaurant and a real commitment to fresh, local ingredients. I can tell you the ice cream ain’t bad, either ;-). Below is a little video of Martin, the owner, and the blue flag beach.

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I ended up in Kinsale, visiting the new Blue Haven Gourmet Store, that stocks our ice cream.

I also met with someone about a scooping cabinet. So, there’s a possibility there will be Murphys ice cream cones to be had by this summer in Kinsale!

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Lunch in Tralee

frenchflair If you find yourself in Tralee around lunchtime, there’s an excellent place to get a sandwich or other nibbles on Courthouse Lane in the middle of town. It’s called French Flair, and they not only make their own bread but have a good selection of cheeses, meats, etc. They have a good wine selection, as well as chocolates and other gourmet nibbles.

They have added a new cafe, and although I didn’t have time to sample their wares, it looks cute and comfortable.

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