Cork writer Jo Linehan shares her guide to the perfect low-impact 48 hours on Leeside
It’s easy to forget how good we have it.
Cork is bursting with beautiful places to stroll, sit, sip good coffee, and enjoy healthy, fresh food.
Now Cork-born writer Jo Linehan has joined forces with one of the city’s most innovative hotels to spread the word all over Ireland… and remind us locals of the many gems to re-explore over the summer.
Linehan, editor of the CLIMATE supplement with The Sunday Times Ireland and the founder of GAFF Interiors, is the first Cork native to partner with The River Lee Hotel on their new Curated Weekends in Cork platform.
Jo’s new, comprehensive guide, created through the lens of sustainability, features her hit list for an ideal 48-hour stay in Cork, including a travel and shopping guide with some hidden gems – all based around a low-impact stay at The River Lee.
“My passion for sustainability is deeply rooted in my upbringing in Cork,” says Jo.
“As a walkable city, bountiful with local food producers and suppliers, craftspeople and brimming with wildlife, biodiversity and history, to simply be in Cork is to reconnect with nature and ourselves.”
“I hope my guide will do just that; help you experience some of the city’s most special places and a few lesser-known gems that never fail to fill my cup.”
Included in the bespoke guide are Nano Nagle Place, The Crawford Art Gallery, fashion store Samui, Vibes & Scribes, a haven for book and stationery lovers, and the fantastic Blackrock Castle Observatory.
Key foodie tips include The River Club bar’s Superfood Salad (with a side of chips) and the chocolate and Beamish cake at Good Day Deli – both of which we too can vouch for.
Check out Jo’s picks for a nature-filled weekend and a special two-night offer here.