West Cork, Ireland
A World Apart
West Cork is, in essence, the homeland of the Irish artisan food tradition. Nestled in the south west coast of Ireland, West Cork benefits from the purifying effects of the Atlantic Ocean, making it an ideal region for high quality food products. West Cork is a place of unparalleled beauty where the landscape is dotted with historic sites and seeped in significant Irish history and tradition.
West Cork is recognised as the source of truly authentic artisan food. Its geographical location and rustic landscape act as the ideal backdrop to produce aesthetically rich, gourmet food.
West Cork stretches from the south coast town of Kinsale to the three peninsulas that reach into the wild Atlantic Ocean: Beara Peninsula, Sheep’s Head and Mizen Head. West Cork boasts hundreds of inlets, numerous islands, safe harbours and glorious beaches. Rich in local and national history, West Cork is dotted with ancient sites, ruined castles, cemeteries, and copper mines.
The ever present creative flair that West Cork is famous for ensures an abundance of quality art, crafts, food and music. West Cork is described, by those that have experienced it, as "A World Apart". View our Photo Gallery.