Cork Day Out: Brunch in Ballyseedy and a boat trip in Cobh

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Outside Carrigtwohill in the Fota Retail Park, you’ll find Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre. The Cork home of Ballyseedy is a beautiful setting for a casual catch up with friends as the cafe ‘Bakestone’ sources all the food locally and everything you order is made fresh. When choosing my food, this is my main one and only love. Fresh and local always the best, always the best thing about eating in Cork. As you see from below, I went for the usual bacon and eggs benedict (with Americano separate) and no, it did not disappoint. If coming I would really recommend trying the cakes or they have home made brown bread also.

Brunch in Ballyseedy

After brunch, we made our way the short distance to Cobh. Expecting a possible sight of a cruise ship, we parked up. If familiar with Cobh, Cruise Ships sometimes make their way into Cobh and the town is filled that day with visitors. Often markets appear when they arrive in also. On this lovely Sunday, no cruise ship was in and thankfully we were packed earlier enough before the town started to get busy. After an ice cream stop, I brough my friends on a hunt for an Instagram photo.

These house’s with the Catheral in the backround is one of the most iconic photo’s of Cork and I just had to get in on the action. Have you liked me photo? Was it worth the climb?

Orginally, we had planned to take a trip out to Spike Island but as it was a last minute decision all the tours were fully booked this day. So tip, plan Spike Island in advance, especially during summer months. Cork Harbour Boat Hire became our afternoon activity and was THE BEST IDEA ever. We hired a boat or €49 altogether, which breaking it down between four of us really wasn’t expensive, and you could get up to six on board with no problem. With a guide in a separate boat, the trip is self drive and he brought us around the harbour, around Spike Island, so we kinda got close. The spin out in the boat takes up to hour and is really fantastic thing to do some afternoon.

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