Christmas in Cork


December 17, 2014 by Evin

I wanted to share some tips and information for spending Christmas in Cork. So, put your tinsel on and slip your feet in some elf slippers so you can browse these great details to make your holiday in the Rebel City a wonderful one. I’ll start with my personal favourites then share useful links to practical information, like business hours and parking options.

The local sweet shop always makes me feel like I'm on a Hogwarts field trip.

My favourite SHOPPING place for…

Bake Knit Sew: A Recipe & Craft Project Annual (my book) – Bradley’s Off-Licence or Idaho Cafe

Buying Craft Beer, Wine, or Ingredients – Bradley’s Off-Licence

Buying Cookie Cutters and Baker’s Gifts – Brennan’s Cook Shop

Buying a Teapot or Tea Cosy – Hickey’s Hardware on Oliver Plunkett

Chef Gifts – Hickey’s Hardware on Oliver Plunkett

Candy! – Aunt Nelly’s or Mr. Simm’s

English Market hours over the holidays. #englishmarket #corkcity #christmashours

My favourite EXPERIENCE place for…

Consulting with Santa – English Market (hours above)

Getting Dizzy – Ferris Wheel on the Grand Parade

Escaping the Chaos – Crawford Gallery Sculpture Room

#birthday #boozy #hot #chocolate for my #birthday. #toomanyhashtags #idahocafe

My favourite FOOD place for…

Boozy Hot Chocolate – Idaho Cafe (shown above)

Gingerbread Man Cookie – ABC in English Market

Tea, Scones, and Homemade Jam – Fenn’s Quay

Food with a View – Farmgate Cafe in English Market

Hot Port or Hot Whiskey – Le Chateau

Sausage for Christmas Morning – O’Flynn’s in English Market

Spiced Beef [to cook at home] – Durcan’s or Coughlan’s in English Market

Corned Beef Sandwich – Long Valley Bar (available at lunch only)

Spiced Beef Sandwich – Fenn’s Quay

Tea Room Experience – Tara’s Tea Room on MacCurtain Street

Step Back In Time – Hi-B Bar

Clay-Oven Pizza – Knockout Pizza (no fixed location)

Perfect Dinner – Fenn’s Quay or Annie’s Gastropub

Perfect Pre-Fixe Menu Lunch – Electric

Perfect Buffalo Wings – Luigi Malone’s

Perfect Fluffy PancakesFenn’s Quay

Perfect Tuna Sandwich – Bracken’s

Perfect Lunch – Nash 19

Perfect Scoop – Scup Gelato (currently under renovations)

French-style Macarons – Idaho Cafe

Perfect Fluffy Potato Cakes – Nash 19

Where to Buy Sides Instead of Cooking – RocketMan, M&S, ABC, Healy’s

LB in a #Santa hat. Making a mental list and checking it twice? #zulilyukfestivecutiescompetition

These are up-to-date external sites:

English Market Christmas & New Year’s Hours of Operation

Free Parking Options in Cork City for Christmas 2014

Glow – A Cork Christmas Celebration 2014

Christmas Market on Grand Parade, Cork City

Christmas in Cork

English Market Fountain

Here are links to my previous blog posts about Cork (with one about post-Christmas sales):

Your Guide to Visiting Cork City

Guest Post by Glass of Win: A Day In Cork

Visiting Ireland: An Extended Q&A Session

A Visit to Cork City

A Tale of Two Queues: St. Stephen’s Day Shopping

#Irish #Christmas magic at #Cork's English Market #IrishChristmas

These two posts are specific to food:

Brunch in Cork City

Foodie’s Guide to Ireland: A Collection of Posts & Links

It's beginning to look a lot like #Christmas in #CorkCityPre-Christmas

Now come on, Leesiders, comment with your favourites!

#cork city at Christmas.


2 thoughts on “Christmas in Cork

  1. joanfrankham says:

    Love Durcans Spiced Beef, Brackens tea and sandwiches, Long Valley and the Hi-B…thanks for a great post with lots of new places to try.

  2. The sandwiches in The Long Valley are so good! I’m travelling home to Cork today for Christmas and a sandwich from there is on my must-do list for sure.

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