Food and Drink Spotting

Food and Drink Spotting
Darina Allen stepping it out at Ballycotton!
Seafood and Song in Ballycotton
All the Ballycotton businesses have teamed up together to offer a June Bank Holiday weekend of seafood, shanty, free family entertainment and the famous Ballycotton craic to all.

“Come and see everything Ballycotton has to offer this June Bank Holiday weekend. Officially opening with a Seafood demonstration on the pier by Darina Allen on 3pm Saturday, the aim of this weekend is to promote Ballycotton and have fun as we do!

This is the first time all our local businesses have pulled together and pooled their resources to offer a weekend of FREE family entertainment… on Saturday on the pier there will be arts and crafts, puppet shows, decorating cookies, make your own pottery, fish and wine tasting, face painting, cookery demonstrations, treasure hunt, singing contest and much more and on Sunday in the village more of the same and more!

Come and enjoy the local talent as they try to win the ‘Freedom of Ballycotton’ much sought after prize with their Shanty singing!

Boat trips from the pier will also be available at a reasonable price and DJ Mossie from The Blackbird will be at the end of the pier encouraging children young and old to shanty for your seafood!

See the website at  and keep up with our FB updates for more information.”

10 Euro for a family - no matter how big the family!!!!!) Puppet shows, decorate your own cookie, make your own pottery, arts and crafts, free ice cream for kids in fancy dress etc - all free and no admission charge. Families are struggling and we want to show Ballycotton at its best.

Sherry Baby at L’Atitude 51!

“At L'Atitude 51, we're pretty passionate about all things wine-related, so we're uber-excited to be taking part in World Sherry Day!!!!

We've got a number of fantastic sherries lined up for the weekend for you to try - from dry and zesty fino's to nutty oloroso's and the much-talked-about en-rama (unfiltered) manzanilla's.

We'll be going a little Spanish for the weekend and serving up some delicious Spanish Tapas to match.

Join us from 24th - 26th May as we pay homage to this much misunderstood drink.

PS Tell all your Spanish friends!

Duchess Tea Rooms

“My favourite tea to drink on a lovely hot day like today is Peppermint very refreshing and versatile, so why not try making your own Peppermint iced tea.

1 cup fresh mint leaves, washed
3-4 green tea bags (use organic/natural)
Honey or agave, fresh lavender leaves (optional)

Place mint leaves in a large glass or BPA-free plastic pitcher. Crush gently with clean hands. Add tea bags, and pour hot water over top, leaving a few inches of room. Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours. Remove tea bags; serve over ice. Add honey or agave to sweeten and a few fresh lavender leaves, if you have them on hand.

New Summer Beer Exclusively available from Market Lane & The Castle Cafe

“We are delighted to have agreed with The White Gypsy Brewery that they will tailor-make a seasonal beer to go with a dish from our summer menus being served in The Castle CafĂ© and Market Lane.
Our first summer beer will be a Weissbier and will exclusively be available in Munster from these two locations. The dish that we are matching to is a Pan-fried monkfish with spinach mash, smoked bacon lardons, roast parsnips and a honey lemon jus.

This beer will be available until the autumn when the next seasonal beer and its matching dish will be revealed and served. Lots of people will match existing dishes with wine and beer, but there are very few restaurants who have the opportunity to do such a specific and exclusive match with the chef working so closely with the brewer. We’re delighted to strengthen our association with White Gypsy who also produce our in-house stout, Angel Stout.

Follow us on Twitter or see our Facebook pages for more news and updates.”


Only a month to go to our next Wine Society Event on June 20th!Delighted to be showcasing New Zealand's most awarded winemaker Villa Maria,

Potted, pickled & cured - grilled fennel sausage, local ricotta, giardiniera, olive bread.