It used to be an annual tradition.
Now Cork’s Metropole Hotel is reviving a famous pancake race that was once held on McCurtain Street.
Back in the good old days, the race was organised by the management of Thompsons Bakery every year on Shrove Tuesday.
This morning at 11am, local workers will gather outside the Victorian Quarter’s oldest hotel once again to compete, running down the street (frying pans in hand) to claim the title.
Afterwards, once everyone’s worked up an appetite, the Metropole Hotel is holding a Charity Pancake Sale in aid of Enable Ireland today from 12 noon to 2pm. All pancakes will be €2, with all proceeds going to the charity.
“We are delighted that so many businesses in the Victorian Quarter have said they will take part in the race today.” said Roger Russell, General Manager at the Metropole Hotel.
“The businesses in this area are passionate about collaborating and making sure we all work together to make the Victorian Quarter a must-visit location in Cork.”