Old Butter Roads Tours

The old Butter Roads have a rich history stretching back over 270 years. We have teamed up with our member to create a great range of tours to suit every age and budget.  These tours are great for visitors taking holidays in Ireland and even for locals looking to learn more about the history of food production in Cork, Ireland. Suitable for big and small groups, the active retired, school outings or simply for fun.

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Take a guided walk through the history of Cork city food history with tastings along the way. Visit the famous English Market which offers the best produce of Co Cork. Walk the lanes of old Cork, visit an old sweet-making shop and the Shandon area with its Butter Museum. Option to visit Shandon Bells after the tour in the city. Numbers are limited so this tour needs to be pre-booked.

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Time: 10.30 am & 2.30 am

Cost: €30.00



Take a guided bus tour from Cork city through The North Cork Old Butter Roads. This tour meet local food producers from North Cork. Take in a visit to a Goat Farm, a Deer Farm, and see how gin is made by an artisan producer. Tasting  is at all the  venues visited. Enjoy an included tasting plate of Old Butter Roads produce in an award winning cafe. Return to Cork city entertained and well fed. 

When: Wed (Monthly or Groups by arrangement)

Time: 10.30 am to 5.30 pm

Cost: €85.00



Enjoy a guided bus tour along the Old Butter Road, collecting food along the way. Take an orchard walk, visit local farmers and a craft butcher to hear how food is produced. Hear the stories of the people who live on the Old Butter Road and have a drink at the Kerryman’s Table. Travel the 270yr old road back to Cork with an option to book dinner in Blarney for an Old Butter Roads Tasting Platter. 

When: Wed (Monthly or Groups by arrangement)

Time: 10.30 am to 5.30 pm

Cost: €70.00

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Travel the 270 year old Butter roads where dairy produce & the creamery have been central to life in rural Ireland for centuries. Take a guided Bus tour along the Lee valley to meet the local food producers. Hear of food production today and in times past. Call to the Cork Butter Museum, visit a beef farmer,  a buffalo farm and enjoy a taster platter of cheeses at Toonsbridge Dairy Cafe. 

When: Fri (Monthly or Groups by arrangement)

Time: 10.15 am & 5.30 pm

Cost: €75.00


Book Your Tour

To Book Your tour simply follow the link below to website. If you rather make a booking by phone then one of their representatives is on hand to talk you through your options.

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