This past Saturday I headed down to Cork with a few friends for the weekend. It was really nice to get out of the city and take a little break for awhile. We went to the English Market(Bobby Flay and Rick Steves visited it on their shows, so obviously I had to go too!) and it was VERY impressive. There were all kinds of beautiful meats and seafood. Oh, and a giant blanket sized piece of tripe(gross!). There were cute sandwich and bakery stalls as well. We had already eaten before we went so I didn't try anything, but I'm sure I'll be back and I'll be sure to sample some things then!
After that we went up to see University College Cork where one of my friends I was with went to college. The campus is GORGEOUS. There's a pretty little river that runs through it and the buildings are just stunning. It reminded me a bit of Duke University in Durham, NC. I think I read somewhere that part of its design was based on UCC, but I'll have to confirm that!
That evening we went and heard a friend of a friend's band play for their new album launch in town. It was a great weekend filled with lots of laughs, and I look forward to more in the future!