Gin Review ~ Bertha’s Revenge Small Batch Irish Milk Gin

Bertha’s Revenge Small Batch Irish Milk Gin has been on my gin wish list for a long time now. I was very pleased to see it included in the recent gin sale in Dunnes Stores recently so I happily picked up a bottle and it’s now sitting proudly in my Gin collection! The Gin Justin…

D’Unbelievable! Pat Shortts Bar, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork

While staying at Castlemartyr Resort we enjoyed a couple of visits to Pat Shortts Bar in the village of Castlemartyr. During one of the days just for a couple of drinks sitting outside by the water, and on one of the evenings, we stopped by for dinner. Its a cosy traditional style of pub, fireplace, wooden tables…

The Restaurants at Castlemartyr Resort

There are 2 restaurants at Castlemartyr Resort – the fine dining restaurant, The Bell Tower and a casual Italian eatery, Franchini’s. During our stay at Castlemartyr, we dined at Franchini’s twice and The Bell Tower on one occasion. Starting with fine dining, The Bell Tower is located in the old Manor House part of the hotel. The room is…

Farmgate, Midleton, Co. Cork

While we were holidaying in East Cork, we ventured into Midleton one morning. We visited the Jameson Distillery and did the tour and afterwards had a walk through the town to seek out a spot for lunch. I had received some recommendations, and the one that kept coming up again was Farmgate. So in we…

Castlemartyr Spa & Golf Resort, Cork

The best place to start this series of blog posts about our recent holidays is with the beautiful Castlemartyr Resort. We stayed for 5 nights and it was truly one of the nicest holidays we have had, much of that due to our stay at Castlemartyr. The History (Briefly!)…The hotel itself is an old manor house. Before…