Weekend loves: This week's must do, see & buy

We’re well aware of Cork’s food renaissance, with a host of new and exciting restaurants opening their doors in recent years. 

To celebrate that, and showcase the best we have on offer, Electric’s Ernest Cantillon (below) is one of the faces behind the Taste Cork festival, taking place October 10-16.

The tag line? Create dishes, menus and events inspired by Cork produce, history and culture. 

Taste Cork Week will be a countywide celebration of the outstanding food and drink Cork has to offer. Locals eateries are being urged to get involved.


Ethical and cruelty-free, Beefayre is a welcome addition to the Irish market.

Weekend loves: This week's must do, see & buy

Its candles are hand-poured into recycled glass holders using natural plant wax, and come with organic cotton wicks. 

All Beefayre products are certified as cruelty free, 3% of its profits go to conservation charities, and all packaging is made using recycled materials.

Think candles, room diffusers, health products and homewares.


Marc Cain opened its doors on Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, at the beginning of summer, and already the German label is firmly established in the city.

Weekend loves: This week's must do, see & buy

Ready for a new season, the store will showcase its A/W trends on September 12, with two fashion shows at 11am and 2pm. 

Expect gifts bags, bubbly — and the very best in A/W style.


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