ON A COLD AND FOGGY DAY
To the best of my knowledge this well known and popular take-away Chinese restaurant is known as the New Empire (rather than the Empire). It features some excellent street art which changes on a regular basis.
BASIL MARKET AND DELI BALLINTEMPLE VILLAGE
An attractive looking shop in a charming village known as Ballintemple.
Basil is a Family Run Food Market Deli & Gift Store on the Blackrock Road in Cork. Along with the finest Artisan Take Home Meals they offer Coffee, Cakes, Salads, Ciabatta & a small array of Home Fragrances & Gifts. There is what is described as a chosen wine & champagne selection. Where possible ingredients and gifts are sourced are local.
SNAX IN THE CITY THE JUNCTION OF FRANKLIN STREET AND LINENHALL STREET
As I know nothing about the business based in Belfast I have decided to use their own description:
“Our awarding winning Gourmet Sandwich Bar began in the heart of Belfast in 2003 and has been serving great tasting, freshly made and locally sourced food ever since; we offer you healthy and oh so tasty range of food that is hand-crafted in-house and ready to eat, take away or even have delivered to your desk.”
I do not know know what ” awarding winning” means so I assume that it is a typo
DRURY STREET FEBRUARY 2022
Drury Street was originally known as Little Boater Lane before it became Drury Lane before becoming a street. According to a number of local historians Drury is a reference to Sir William Drury who had been Lord Justice of Ireland in the late 16th Century. Today the street is a shopping destination but more recently it has become a popular dining destination.
Sir William Drury (2 October 1527 – 13 October 1579) was an English statesman and soldier. In 1576, he was sent to Ireland as President of Munster, where his rule was severe but effective, and in 1578 he became Lord Justice of Ireland, taking the chief control of affairs after the departure of Sir Henry Sidney.
He was engaged in resisting the rebellion of the Earl of Desmond in the summer of 1579 when he died of illness at Waterford in Oct. He was buried in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A monument bearing his effigy was erected some time later, but no longer exists. His house in London gave its name to the street Drury Lane.