Only 15 minutes drive from us here at the Fota Island Resort Hotel Cork is the town of Midleton, which has a world-renowned reputation for whiskey making traditions and is home to the Jameson Whiskey Factory, where daily tours take place and visitors can sample some of fine whiskies on offer, buy their preferred tipple and stock up on souvenirs.

Every September it’s the annual Midleton Food and Drink Festival, and event organisers have just announced that the main sponsor for the event this year will be Jameson. Taking place on Saturday 8th September, the food and drink festival captures the new food culture that has developed in Midleton, showcasing the culinary excellence of the area.

Guests staying at our Hotel near Midleton or our luxury self catering near Cork City can benefit from easy access to the Food and Drink Festival and all it has to offer. Including the open air food market on Midleton Main Street, which will show case the best of local and international produce, with plenty of delicious meats, seafood, savoury and sweet treats to sample and buy. As well as other food and craft exhibitions, street entertainment and of course the much loved Midleton Farmers Markets, with plenty of tasty food and drink from local producers on offer.