Choral music or rugby?

The next major event in Cork’s musical and cultural calender is the Cork International Choral Festival or if you’re a rugby fanatic then the Kinsale sevens might be more your scene. If either take your fancy we still have limited availability in Gabriel House over the bank holiday weekend so get in touch with us soon on +353 21 4500333

Romance is in the air

Christmas seems like a distant memory as Valentines Day approaches. February 14th falls on a tuesday so you could get ahead of the crowd by booking your room with us the weekend before or avoid the crowds and wait until the weekend after. Either way we are happy to help with your plans and arrange whatever chocolates / restaurant bookings/ entertainment tickets / treats or flowers necessary to score some brownie points with your loved one. Take a lead from our loved up runner ducks Lizzie and Francis who never leave each others side as they wander through the gardens of Gabriel House together…happiness is 🙂

Traditional Baked Apples with Mincemeat

picture of apples stuffed with mincemeat

Baked apples and mincemeat

Here’s a lovely, simple recipe  from the Gabriel House Kitchen that’s perfect for those cold winter days:

You can alter the filling to suit the season. Nowadays roast or baked apples are often stuffed with various mixtures, which may include dried fruit, lemon rind, nuts or spices. While this is nice occasionally, my favorite is the following recipe from granny Maher:

4 Bramley Apples
1/2 cup prepared mincemeat
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup  cider (Bulmers is especially good)

Preheat the oven to 190 C
1. Core the apples
2. Peel one-quarter inch of apple skin from the upper half of each apple to prevent splitting
3. Place each apple upright in an 8-inch baking dish
4. Fill the apple cavities with mincemeat and dot with butter
5. Pour the apple cider around the apples and bake, basting with the pan juices several times during the cooking, until the apples are tender – about 30 to 40 minutes.

Would you like to sample of Gabriel House’s home baking?

Just book a room and you’ll get to sample our wonderful breakfasts and get a relaxing night’s sleep in one of our tastefully appointed rooms

We’re Open for Christmas!

Image of Christmas Market in Cork

Cork is a winter wonderland this Christmas

Gabriel House is open all through the holiday period.

Whether, you’re visiting Cork to do some last-minute shopping at one of the fabulous Christmas markets or visiting relatives in the city; we’re here to offer you the best of Cork hospitality.

Enjoy one of our superbly appointed rooms and avail of our fabulous breakfast – Our home baking and wonderful cooked breakfast should give you enough energy to face the Christmas shopping hordes!

In addition, we have ample parking so that will be one less Christmas headache.

Availability is limited so give us a call on 021 4500333 or book online.

We look forward to seeing you over the festive period.

Nollaig shona dhaoibh go léir!