Cork Food History Tour

Cork City Food History Tour takes you on a 2-hour walking tour of the city center with food tastings along the way. We visit the English Market and the  Butter Museum, with stops for tasting and chat.  This is a walking tour of Cork city with commentary on the food and drinks history of the city going back to Viking days. See where the merchants lived and traded in times past as the city developed from the confines of its medieval walls. The English Market is central to the food history of the city and we meet some of its key traders and taste their wonderful foods.  Includes entry to the Butter Museum and tasting of 5 different types of products in the English Market.

Optional extra to add a sandwich or a picnic hamper from the English Market  (pre-ordering needed).

Food Tasting at   people from English Market and the option to order freshly made artisan sandwiches

Tours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10.00 am.

Min 2 per booking.  Group tours by arrangement.

Prices from €59PP


Book Appointment

Fitness Level 2

Guided Tour

Food Tour

Medium Demand Tour

2 Hours

Under the fun and insightful guidance of local food expert, chef, home economics teacher and native Irish speaker, Maire Ní Mhurchu, learn about Cork’s food heritage and how it has developed over the past 300 years. During a walking tour of this maritime city, you will visit the Butter Museum where you will learn the history of Irish Butter, known as “yellow gold”, the story of Butter Roads to Cork and the other foods produced in the breadbasket of Ireland.

Finish the tour with a stop at the iconic English Market. Meet some of the key traders while collecting samples of delicious local produce at 4 different stalls including cheeses, and fish, to taste along the route.

Option to take away the foods below or have a private tour at another time.   Option to take away the following:-

1. Sandwich from the English Market pre-ordered with some of the amazing food of the market.

Choice of 4 Flavours – from Spiced Beef, Vegetarian or Cheese per sandwich €8.50 each

2. Gluten-Free Food option with Gluten-free picnic box for 1 person €20pp

3 A picnic box for 2 people of 3 local cheese, bread, traditional spiced beef, olives, cake for a picnic. Get the real flavor of Cork city €25pp


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