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County Cork – Contae Chorcaí

Ian Ryan represents the rebel county, choosing the stunning Barleycove as his top spot.

Ian runs a series of Twitter and Instagram pages recording the best and worst pints poured in London and across the world. He was recently referred to by actor Jamie Dornan on the Graham Norton Show as a ‘legend from Cork’.

Noting Cork people’s ability to talk for hours about their county, Ian controls himself and tells us about his favourite spot – Barleycove beach near Mizen Head. We included some footage in the video of this Cork gem. 

For St Patrick’s Day he suggests you live stream the Mary Wallopers, a folk band from Dundalk, and settle in for a seisún in the comfort of your own living room. 

Barleycove (photo) ©Philip McErlean

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