Quality Hotel and Leisure Center Youghal
Phone: (353) 2493050
Fax: (353) 2420699
Owned and managed by the world-renowned potter, a trip to Stephen Pearce Pottery, is a must for anyone visiting the Cork area. Located in Shanagarry, about 20 minutes from Cork city, this emporium contains a large collection of Stephen Pearce's own work. His four ranges are called Celebration, Shanagarry, Terracotta and Gold. Also on display, is work by other internationally recognized craftspeople. There is also a cafe serving tasty snacks.
The owner of this shop, Jill Bell, is one of the leading lights of the Cork Free Choice Consumer Group. As well as lobbying on behalf of good food, she sells an extensive range of organic vegetables and wholefoods at this aptly named outlet. All the produce on offer is top quality, as you would expect. She sources her organic vegetables from Jenny Haith of Ballyroe Organics (tel: +353 28 97366).
Gillian Dwyer is a potter and ceramic artist; her charming shop is filled with beautifully designed handmade stoneware. The pieces are suitable for both ornamental and functional use. Her colourful teapots and mugs would be a handsome addition to any kitchen while there are also many figurative and more abstract pieces that catch the eye. This is the perfect place to find an original gift for a special friend. Tax-free shopping is available to all non-EU residents.
Located just six miles from the city centre, by the banks of the Lee, Harbour Point Golf Club offers the prospect of a memorable day's play for all golfers, regardless of ability. With a 21 bay, all-weather, floodlit driving range, and on-course tuition, this might just be the right place to improve your game. With tree-lined fairways and sand-based greens, the course accommodates both the high handicapped golfer and the scratch player. Afterwards, you can pick over the finer points of your game while relaxing in the clubhouse with some refreshments.
If you'd like to see the countryside on two wheels in the Fermoy area, then Hennessy's may be just what you're after. They stock all the best brand names in cycling equipment and clothing. Jimmy Hennessy can help out with expert advice, whether you're interested in renting or buying. From tips on the latest bicycle models to route planning, all the answers are just a question away. Jimmy and Co. can also help out with repairs, punctures and so forth—prices are pretty competitive here too.
Since changing name from Cash's to Brown Thomas, a major transformation has occurred in this department store. Everything about the new store is chic, from the decor to the products. This is where designer clothes, makeup, furniture and even fridges can be bought. There is a large variety of designer shoes and you don't have to go very far to find one of the best selections of handbags, belts and other fashion accessories in town. The first floor includes a cafe, young people's designer wear and the lingerie section. As with the rest of the store, there are good names and quality items with prices to match. Good bargains can be found here during the sales.
At Mahon Point Shopping Centre, this store gives a whole new meaning to gaming. From DS and Gameboys to PSP and Xbox 360, Game probably has any brand that you can think of! The store also has a variety of baits lined up for its eager customers and you can take advantage of the exclusive deals and offers, get yourself a membership card or even hire a console for a few days. Walk in and lose yourself in this gaming paradise!
Unlike most fashion shops in Cork, Sasha is an Irish-owned chain. Whether tourist or local, this is a great place to buy clothes. Many of the designs are original and so are not replicated ad nauseam in other high street shops. The styles are young and cool for the most part, though the corporate dresser is catered for too. There is a good selection of shoes, both chunky and streamlined.