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Crawford Art Gallery
Crawford Art Gallery is a National Cultural Institution and regional art museum for Munster, dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. The permanent collection comprises over 2500 works, ranging from eighteenth century Irish and European painting and sculpture, through to contemporary video installations. At the heart of the collection is a collection of Greek and Roman sculpture casts, brought to Cork in 1818 from the Vatican Museum in Rome.
Through its temporary exhibitions, publications and education programmes, the Crawford Art Gallery is committed to fostering recognition, critical assessment, and acknowledgement of historical and contemporary Irish and international art practice.
Located in the heart of Cork city, the gallery is a critical part of Ireland's cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming over 200,000 visitors a year. Admission to the Gallery and to exhibitions is free. www.crawfordartgallery.ie
Café Gusto continues a long tradition of selling coffee at 3 Washington Street. The site was converted to a café from an antique shop in the summer of 1941, when the O’Brien family took up the lease at a rent of £11 per month. Not only was their coffee renowned but also their ice cream was every kid’s dream, especially when made up into their divine birthday cakes.
On taking over the lease in autumn of 1999, Marianne & Denis transformed it using the best local designers and craftsmen to provide a perfect backdrop for customers to enjoy their food and drink. To further ensure this, a lot of energy in sourcing the very best ingredients, producers and suppliers in particular from the English Market across the road, so that your first visit will not be your last.
In July of 2006, Café Gusto opened their second outlet on the Lapp’s Quay Boardwalk, situated in front of the prestigious City Quarter office development built on the banks of Cork’s River Lee. This beautifully situated cafe serves the surrounding businesses Monday to Friday with great coffee and food to match.
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is a cultural and educational institution that promotes the research, creation and exploration of the visual arts. Located at the main entrance to University College Cork on Western Road, the Glucksman is an award-winning building that includes display spaces, lecture facilities, a riverside restaurant and gallery shop.
Speciality coffee in one of corks original parish churches, situated on North Main street, which is now an exhibition space currently celebrating 1916 one hundred years later. We serve coffee from the golden been, badger and dodo and 3fe, along with guest coffees from national micro roasters and roasters throughout Europe. www.facebook.com/Portabrews
Triskel Arts Centre
Triskel Arts Centre was founded in 1978, and moved to its current home in Tobin Street in 1986. Triskel celebrated its Thirtieth Anniversary in 2008. As Cork’s principal Arts Centre our mission has always been to commission, present, and promote the contemporary arts in Cork, and to ensure the arts are made available to as wide a public as possible.
In 2009 Triskel began a process of re-invention, partly because Christchurch, a beautiful 18th Century building, was to be restored by Cork City Council, linked to the existing building, and given to Triskel to manage. Triskel also began this process because it is important to continue to be relevant for artists, practitioners and the public at large.
On 15th April 2010, that became a reality when the new Complex was launched. Triskel now acts as a true Centre for the Arts. It houses the Theatre Development Centre, in the what was the “auditorium”. Managed by Corcadorca, it is a facility and a service for professional theatre makers where new work can be developed, tested, and presented in a professionally managed and sympathetic environment. The TDC is a place where the Theatre Community can meet to discuss ideas, issues, and to socialise. triskelartscentre.ie
The Wine Buff, Cork
The Wine Buff Cork opened in June 2002 and was located at the old Post Office on Washington Street, in 2011 we moved lock, stock and barrel to our new premises on Oliver Plunkett St (just next to the intersection of Princess St) and a stones throw from the English Market.
Darragh who run’s the Cork shop has a real passion for good food and great wine and supports as many of the great suppliers in the English market as he can. His favourite meal is Dublin bay prawns (from Pat O’ Connell, fishmongers) with lashings of garlic and chilli followed by a rib eye steak on the bone from Eoin in O’Mahonys buthchers also in the market. My ideal wine match would be the Frank Millet sancerre for the prawns and the Villa Erbice Amarone with the rib eye. For everyday drinking I’m a big fan of the Swartland pinotage, ticks all the boxes.
Crawford Art Gallery
Portafilter @ St Peter's
Triskel Arts Centre
Wine Buff, Cork