Blogs from Midleton, County Cork, Ireland, Europe


Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Midleton September 20th 2016

Day 11 Weather good today as I set off from Carrigaline after a good long sleep. The only trouble was Cork. As you can guess with any big city the traffic, especially early morning is here is horrendous. I managed a minor route along the banks of the river Lee past the impressive Blackrock Castle. It was built as a fort in 1582 to defend the port of Cork and later made into a castle built of limestone, which had to burn down every hundred years, as they did in those days. Damn it, there was enough water surrounding it. Eventually I got to the bridge and wrestled with the traffic to get to the north bank. I think my wide,yellow panniers and flapping jacket helped to clear a swathe through the mayhem. One on the ... read more
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Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Midleton November 5th 2011

The day started with Corey's delicious waffles and maple syrup. We decided since it was a wonderful day outside wouldn't it be nice to spend it inside at a distillery! So off we went both the Corey's and I hopped on the bus to Midleton, a 25 minute bus ride out of Cork. We stopped for lunch at a cafe styled restaurant to re-fuel before we hit the distillery. We walked down the main street taking in this beautiful small Irish town, actually I don't know about the boys but I did. We reached the front gate of the Jameson Distillery and a huge amount of excitement hit my belly! I couldn't wait for the free tastings! We arrived just in time for the next tour, so we quickly browsed the shop gazing at the different ... read more
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The sniffing process
Jameson Gates

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